About the School
Matthew McCutchen is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of South Florida. In addition to directing the university’s Marching Band, the “Herd of Thunder” (HOT), he also conducts the Symphonic Band, oversees the Concert Band, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Dr. McCutchen earned a Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in instrumental conducting from The Florida State University where he served as a graduate assistant for the entire band program. He earned a master’s in conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a bachelor’s in music education from Furman University. McCutchen has extensive public school experience from the ten years he spent teaching middle and high school in both Georgia and Virginia. In addition, he served on VCU’s faculty as an adjunct professor of percussion and conducting after completing his degree there and while teaching at Atlee High School in Hanover County, Virginia.