Matthew Clauhs is an Associate Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College where he teaches courses related to woodwind technique, wind instrument pedagogy, and popular music education. Dr. Clauhs holds degrees from Penn State University (B.S.), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.M.), and Temple University (Ph.D.). Prior to his appointment at Ithaca College, he served as an instrumental music teacher at the Boston Arts Academy and as a lecturer at SUNY Broome, Morrisville State, and Mansfield University. Most recently, Dr. Clauhs was the music coordinator for the Johnson City Central School District.
Dr. Clauhs is a co-author of Popular Music Pedagogies: A Practical Guide for Music Teachers and his research on instrumental music, technology, race, and popular music education is published in several peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the editorial review boards of Music Educators Journal and Contributions to Music Education, is chair of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Research Committee and frequently presents at national and international music conferences. As a conductor, he has directed honor wind bands and modern bands throughout New York State and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Clauhs served as an instructor and consultant to the Berklee College of Music City Music network, a national program that provides music education to inner city students across the United States. He has also received grants and honors from Mr. Holland’s Opus, the NAMM Foundation, Little Kids Rock, Guitar Center, NYSSMA, the Ithaca College Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Surdna Foundation. Many of these grants and awards helped to provide music education to students in underserved communities.