Assistant Professor of Music
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Marching Band
Matthew Roeder is Assistant Professor of Music and the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado Boulder where he also serves as the Director of the “Golden Buffalo” Marching Band. As a member of both the conducting and music education faculties, he is responsible for teaching instrumental conducting and music education courses as well as conducting university ensembles. Dr. Roeder earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting and Literature from CU where he was also a graduate assistant in the Department of Bands for two years. He received his Masters of Music in Music Education with a conducting emphasis from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Dr. Roeder has a number of years experience teaching in the public schools having previously taught at Parkville High School in Baltimore County, Maryland and holding the positions of Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department chairman. In this capacity, he was recognized by the Maryland General Assembly for outstanding service and dedication to Parkville and the students in the Performing Arts Department.
Dr. Roeder currently serves as Conductor of the Colorado Wind Ensemble, the only wind ensemble outside of academia in the Denver metropolitan area. A semi-professional organization, the Colorado Wind Ensemble was founded in 1983 and performs a variety of music written for winds and percussion from Renaissance through Contemporary style periods. In January 2010, the Colorado Wind Ensemble was proud to present the Opening Keynote Concert for the CMEA Clinic / Conference.
Matthew Roeder received the 2007 Marinus Smith Award from the University of Colorado Parents Association and has received the Residence Life Academic Teaching Award for the past two years. He remains an active member of the College Band Director’s National Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, Colorado Bandmasters Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, a lifetime member of Phi Mu Alpha and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Dr. Roeder has been published as both a contributing author to volume 8 of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series available through GIA Publications as well as a co-author in The Journal of Research in Music Education, volume 57, no. 4. He stays active as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor with recent professional appearances in France, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Indiana, New York and Ohio.