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Matthew Postle

Matthew PostleVisiting Assistant Professor of Performing and Fine Arts

Matthew Postle is an accomplished trumpet artist in contemporary, jazz, and classical fields with performance experience at major musical festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China, and North America. He has worked with a variety of artists and ensembles including Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Ron Miles, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, the ICP Orchestra, the Airmen of Note Big Band, and members of the Lincoln Center and Count Basie Orchestras. Other collaborations include dance and theater projects with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds) and Leeds University and several recording credits on HBO Entertainment. His research and performance-based project with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies premiered at the Festival of New Trumpet in New York City, focusing on ozone pollutants and the sonification of world weather data. Matthew's research has been showcased at major universities in the UK and USA along with several festivals including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He has been a participant at both the Banff Centre for Arts Jazz and Creative Music Workshop and the School for Improvised Music. Previously, Matthew taught at Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, Central Piedmont Community College, University of York, and Florida State University. Courses taught include applied trumpet, jazz studies, music history, rock and roll history, music fundamentals, and class piano.