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Matthew Mailman, DMA

Professor of Conducting, Director of Winds

Music - Opera & Music Theater
Music - Conducting & Ensembles


Dr. Matthew Mailman is Professor of Conducting in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, a position he has held since 1995. Dr. Mailman has had extensive and diverse experience conducting operas, musicals, orchestras, choirs, bands, and chamber music. He serves as Music Director for the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company and Conductor of OCU's award-winning Wind Philharmonic.

At OCU, Dr. Mailman has conducted thirty-six operas and musicals and has led the Wind Philharmonic in twelve world premieres, on five tours, at two OK Mozart Festivals, and at eight convention performances. He teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and coordinates OCU's Masters in Conducting program. Recent opera performances include Gianni Schicchi, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, and Dialogues des Carmélites. Recent musical performances include Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Light in the Piazza, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Into the Woods. For the 2013-14 season, he conducted Street Scene by Kurt Weill andOur Town by Ned Rorem, and for the 2014-2015 season he will conduct the musical Bonnie and Clyde and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.

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 Cosí fan Tutte in 2008. He was a fellow for the 2014 Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Summer Conducting Seminar with Markand Thakar and Henry Fogel. He has conducted several performances of orchestral works by nationally acclaimed composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate with future collaborations in progress.

Dr. Mailman has been an associate conductor with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, Inc. (formerly Guy Fraser Harrison Academy) since 1997 and is the conductor and founder of the Oklahoma Youth Winds, which was selected to perform for the first time at the 2013 OMEA In-service. His work has been published in The Instrumentalist and Teaching Music, and he is a research associate and writer for 8 volumes in the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Southern Music published his arrangement of Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 for Harmonie. For five years, Dr. Mailman hosted a weekly radio program, "No Strings Attached," on 90.1 FM KCSC Edmond-Oklahoma City/ 91.9 KBCW McAlester during which time he wrote and produced 180 new shows.

Dr. Mailman is a native of Denton, Texas. His father, the internationally renowned composer Dr. Martin Mailman was Composer-in-Residence at the University of North Texas for thirty-four years. His mother, Mary Nan Mailman, a student of Rosina Lhévinne at the Juilliard School of Music, was a concert pianist and teacher at the University of North Texas and is now retired.

Dr. Mailman’s professional website is www.matthewmailman.com, and he can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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