Matthew Stratton

Matthew Stratton 's Biography

Dr. Matt Stratton is an Associate Professor of Music at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU), where he serves as the Director of Athletic Bands. Under his direction, the Tiger Marching Band has performed as the lead band in the London New Year's Day Parade, marched in the United States' Presidential Inaugural Parade and performed internationally in Rome, Italy. In addition to his duties with the ONU Marching Band, Dr. Stratton directs the ONU Jazz Band and conducts the ONU Symphonic Band. He teaches courses in music education, music theory and applied tuba lessons as his schedule permits.

Outside of ONU, Dr. Stratton maintains an active role in the marching arts. He is the Assistant Brass Caption Head with the Bluecoats, a consultant for Rhythm X Winds, an adjudicator for Bands of America and an artist/clinician for Yamaha. Dr. Stratton is a member of the Sycamore Brass Quintet and Fusion Tuba Quartet, and he keeps a regular calendar as performer, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad.

Dr. Stratton holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a Performer's Certificate from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, as well as a Master of Music in Tuba Performance and Doctor of Music in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. He and his wife April reside in Bourbonnais, IL with their four children.

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