Matthews Mireles Director of Bands / Assistant Professor of Low Brass, Cameron University


Dr. Matthew Mireles

 Dr. Matthew Mireles is highly active as a conductor, performer, and educator, with his performances achieving high praise, and his students having success in major competitions. Dr. Mireles continues to be in demand as a clinician, guest conductor, soloist, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad. As a euphonium soloist, Dr. Mireles made his professional debut at the 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria performing with the Military Wind Ensemble of Upper Austria. His successes in major competitions include winning the 2008 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, the 2007 Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition, the 2007 University of Alabama Concerto-Aria Competition, the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Chamber Music Competition, and the Judge’s Special Recognition Award at the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Dr. Mireles’ solo album, "Prometheus," will be released on the Potenza Music record label in the fall of 2014. Also an active chamber musician, Dr. Mireles plays first euphonium with the Boreas Quartet. Their album, "The Serpent's Kiss," is also released on the Potenza Music record label, and is a set of new transcriptions for tuba-euphonium quartet. Currently, Dr. Matthew Mireles is the Director of Bands and Low Brass at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma where he conducts the Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, and "Pick Axe" Pep Band. Before joining the faculty at Cameron, Dr. Mireles conducted both the University Band and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while also teaching undergraduate euphonium. He is also on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI, where he teaches low brass and conducting. Dr. Mireles earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Teacher Certification from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. His major teachers have been John Stevens, Dr. Demondrae Thurman, Lee Hipp, Scott Teeple, and Mark Hetzler.

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