Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Marching Percussion, Percussion, Introduction to Music
Mr. Matthew Greenwood serves as the Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Director of Marching Percussion at the University of South Alabama. Mr. Greenwood co-directs the Jaguar Pep Band and conducts the University Band in the spring semester. In addition, he teaches applied lessons, assists with the USA Percussion Ensemble, USA Steel Band and World Music Ensemble, and Introduction to Music for non-majors. He previously served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at the University of South Alabama and has been a member of the teaching staff for the Jaguar Marching Band since its inception in 2009.
An active and diverse performer, Greenwood has given clinics and masterclasses throughout the Gulf Coast including the Alabama Chapter of PAS Day of Percussion and the Alabama Music Education Association Conference. He is Principal Percussionist with the Mobile Opera and acting principal percussionist with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. Greenwood is also a section member of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and Pensacola Opera.
Mr. Greenwood holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Florida State University studying under Dr. John Parks IV, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Louisville studying under Dr. Greg Byrne. Additional teachers include Brian Kushmaul and James Rago, principal timpanist of the Louisville Orchestra. Greenwood performs with and is a proud endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion, Zildjian cymbals, REMO drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Black Swamp Percussion.