Matthew Weyer

Matthew Weyer's Biography

Matt Weyer is the founder of Contemporary Percussion Concepts in Knoxville, Tennessee, a consulting and educational activity specializing in percussion lessons, clinics, arranging, group instruction, and program consulting. In addition to these duties, Matt directs the percussion studio at Carson-Newman University with responsibilities including private studio instruction, directing the percussion ensemble, assisting with the Carson-Newman marching band, and teaching the percussion methods course for music education majors.

From 2005-2008, Matt served as the percussion director at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas, a position which involved teaching and supervision of percussion at six schools in the "west cluster" of Plano ISD. Matt's duties in Plano included directing multiple percussion ensembles, leading the steel band, directing and arranging for the multiple drumlines, coaching the multiple concert band and orchestra percussion sections, and teaching up to 50 private lessons per week. During this period of time, the percussion groups under Matt's direction received high ratings and were recognized in the area for their excellence.

Matt has also held the positions of assistant band director/percussion director at Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee, and assistant band director at Gatesville High School in Gatesville, Texas. Matt holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from the University of Georgia, where he partially completed additional course work toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Performance.

Matt is an endorser of Yamaha, Vic Firth, and Black Swamp Percussion. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Matt is a proud alumnus of the 1999 Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps of Toledo, Ohio, and lives in Powell, Tennessee with his wife Missi.

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