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Dr. Matt Shipes

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthew Shipes is the Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Angelo State University, where he teaches the low brass studio, conducts the low brass ensemble, and teaches brass methods and music appreciation courses.

Originally from Dallas, TX, Dr. Shipes received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University, a Master of Music degree in euphonium performance from the University of Arkansas, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tuba performance with a minor in trombone performance from the University of Georgia. During his graduate studies in music at Arkansas and Georgia, Matt was an instructor for all levels of ear training courses for music majors. Before moving to San Angelo, Dr. Shipes served a similar role as Clinical Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Idaho, and was also previously an adjunct professor at Georgia College & State University, Towson University, and Shepherd University.

As a euphoniumist and tubist with The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., Matthew had many opportunities to perform for former President Obama, several foreign leaders, and for hundreds of ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. During his time in D.C., he performed with the American Tuba Quartet, Brass of the Potomac, and other chamber groups like The USAF Band Tuba Quartet.

Dr. Shipes is currently an editor for the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s quarterly journal, and both writes articles for and manages the Expert’s Excerpts recurring column.

In addition to winning and being a finalist for several international and national competitions on euphonium, tuba, and trombone, he has appeared as a guest artist and given world-premiere performances at events like the US Army Band’s Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, and both regional and international ITEA conferences.