Dr. Matthew Westgate
- Assistant Professor, Director of Instrumental Studies, Music
First Year at Xavier University:
- DMA, Wind Conducting, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
- MM, Wind Conducting, Western Michigan University
- BM, Music Education, Western Michigan University
Instrumental Music, Conducting
Matthew Westgate is the Director of Instrumental Activities at Xavier University where he conducts the Symphonic Winds, Chamber Orchestra, and Xavier Pep Bands. He also teaches courses in Instrumental Methods and Advanced Conducting to graduate and undergraduate music education students. Matthew completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he studied with Rodney Winther.
Matthew is a regular summer faculty member in both the concert and jazz areas at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI, and has participated as a conducting assistant in the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, in Lucca, Italy. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, and arranger, and performs regularly as a classical and jazz trombonist in the Cincinnati area. He is currently editing John Philip Sousa's "Sisterhood of the States," and is working to bring a Full Score Edition of Rossini-Respighi's La Boutique Fantasque for wind band to publication. His professional affiliations include: the College Band Directors National Association, Conductor’s Guild, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and Ohio Music Educators Association.