Dr. Matthew Mailman has been a conductor with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras since 1997, and is the conductor and founder of the Oklahoma Youth Winds. He is Professor of Conducting in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, a position he has held since 1995. He serves as Music Director for the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company and Conductor of OCU's award-winning Wind Philharmonic. In the fourteen years since his appointment, he has conducted twenty-six operas and musicals and has led the Wind Philharmonic in nine world premieres, on five tours, at two OK Mozart Festivals, and at seven convention performances. He teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and coordinates OCU's Masters in Conducting program. Recent opera performances include Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflote, La Bohome, and Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. As Conductor/Artist in Residence at Opera in the Ozarks he conducted Carlisle Floyd's opera Susannah in the summer of 2007 and Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in 2008.
For almost five years, Dr. Mailman wrote, produced, and hosted "No Strings Attached", a weekly radio program on music for winds on KCSC Edmond-Oklahoma City/ KBCW McAlester producing 180 new shows between 2004 and 2008. His work has been published in The Instrumentalist and Teaching Music, and he is a research associate and writer for 9 volumes in the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Southern Music publishes his arrangement of Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 for Harmonie.
For more information, visit http://www.matthewmailman.com/.