Dr. Matthew McCutchen, Conductor and Artistic Director

Matthew McCutchen is the Director of Bands at the University of South Florida. His responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, teaching courses in conducting and music education, and cheering on the HOT Band at football games.  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 is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Florida Wind Band. 


Dr. McCutchen earned a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from Florida State University, a Master’s degree in Conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Furman University. 


Dr. McCutchen’s teaching experience spans from middle school to the university level. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and performer who has been published in the National Band Association’s Journal, the 7th and 8th editions, 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. 

Musicians

FLUTE

Robert Neale, principal
John Brennan
Anne Wall
Lauren DeLuca, piccolo


OBOE

Dawn Hardy, principal
Michael Keogh 


CLARINET
Tony Negron, principal
Sharon Henson
Nikki Kemp

Alan Dubois
Kathy Sadowski

Stefanie McDannald
Tashianna Torres

Michelle Bednarek

George Linakis, principal bass clarinet

Ashley Huffman, bass and contra (Bb)


BASSOON

Kevin Fuller, principal
June Hammond

Ethan Miller


SAXOPHONE

Josh Hollenbeck, principal
Ryan Gantt

Joshua Blair
Jason Allgair


TRUMPET

Derek Blankenship, principal
Russ McCollum

Robert Baldridge

Michael Vail

Kevin Clark

Johnathon Mulder

John Baker

In Memoriam - Kevin Frye


HORN

Keith Griffis, principal
Brandon McDannald

Leticia Pons
Samantha Snow
​Christina Frye


TROMBONE

John Marcellus, principal
Buggy Bowden
Terry Adams
Brian Mason, bass


EUPHONIUM

Aaron Campbell, principal
Roy Mitchell


TUBA

Kelly Bravard, principal
John Geisler


PERCUSSION

Kevin von Kampen, principal
Fai Fai Ho

Daniel Rodriguez

Tyler Carr

Kevin Sayers

Brain Dell

Elise Gonzalez

Michael Garcia


DOUBLE BASS

Bill Swartzbaugh


PIANO

Agnieszka Zick