Dr. Keith Matthews
Dr. Keith Matthews is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at the Schwob School of Music. His teaching responsibilities include courses in instrumental music methods, music teaching & learning, conducting, classroom management, and student teacher supervision. Prior to his current post, Dr. Matthews spent 14 years as a public school music educator in Georgia and Arizona. These include posts as band director in Gwinnett and Forsyth County Schools. His studies were in Music Education at Furman University, Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University, and a PhD in Music Education & Instrumental Conducting at Florida State University. Dr. Matthews is an active guest clinician/conductor, adjudicator, educational consultant, and performer throughout the southeast. Professional memberships include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society; and he is also currently serving as the College Division Chair of the Georgia Music Educators Association. He lives in Columbus with his wife Caitriona and two children: Maura and Colin.