faculty-matthew-mireles
Departments
Education
  • DMA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • B.A., St. Mary's University
Research Interests
  • Music Education
  • Wind Band Music
  • Low Brass Music
Courses Taught
  • Concert Band
  • Rattler Band
  • Basic Musicianship III
  • SMC
Biography

The exuberance, passion, and infectious energy, with which Matthew Mireles, DMA conducts and performs has him in high demand through out the United States. Mireles continues to share his passions for music making at the highest level, as he is highly active as a conductor, performer, clinician, educator, and adjudicator.

Currently, Mireles is Assistant Professor of Music and conductor of the Concert Band at St. Mary’s University. Prior to moving to San Antonio, Mireles was the Joye R. Lenz Endowed Professor and Director of Bands and Low Brass at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and also the Conductor of the Frontier Brass Band. Mireles also previously conducted both the University Band and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while also teaching undergraduate euphonium. In the summers, he is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI, teaching low brass.

As a euphonium soloist, Mireles released a solo album titled “Prometheus,” on the Potenza Music record label, which includes previously unrecorded works of John Stevens. He was the winner of the 2008 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, the 2007 Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition, the 2007 University of Alabama Concerto-Aria Competition, and the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEA) Chamber Music Competition. Also an active chamber musician, Mireles plays euphonium with the Boreas Quartet. Their album, "The Serpent's Kiss," is also released on the Potenza Music record label, and was the winner of the 2016 ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence. Their second album titled “Whirlwind” is now in post-production.

Mireles earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Teacher Certification from St. Mary’s University. His major teachers have been John Stevens, Dr. Demondrae Thurman, Lee Hipp, Scott Teeple, and Mark Hetzler.

Publications

“Prometheus” – solo album on the Potenza music record label; “The Serpent’s Kiss” chamber music album on the Potenza Music record label, and winner of the 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Association “Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence”