About the School
Matthew McCutchen

Director of Bands
Phone: (813) 974-0845
Email: mccutchen@usf.edu

Matthew McCutchen is the Director of Bands at the University of South Florida where his responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting, wind band literature, and music education.  He is the Founder and Conductor of the Bay Area Youth (BAY) Winds, which features many of the finest high school musicians throughout the Tampa Area, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Florida Wind Band. Dr. McCutchen is highly active as a guest conductor, and clinician. Prior to being named Director of Bands in 2018 he spent 9 years as Director of Athletic Bands at USF where he led the 350+ member Herd of Thunder Marching Band.
 
Dr. McCutchen earned a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University. Dr. McCutchen’s teaching experience spans from middle school to the university level. He has been published in the National Band Association’s Journal, the 7th and 8th editions and the “Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment” editions of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, The Instrumentalist magazine, and the Florida Music Director. He serves as the Chair of the National Band Association/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest Committee and is a member of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Selection Committee.