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Matthew Tracy

Matthew Tracy


Matthew Tracy

Assistant Professor

MTL 102


Saxophonist Matthew Tracy is Assistant Professor of Music at SWOSU, teaching Music Theory and Saxophone. He has performed as guest artist and clinician across the United States and has won awards in the Fischoff, Plowman, Coleman, MTNA and North American Saxophone Alliance chamber music competitions.

As a student at Michigan State University, Tracy was awarded the College of Music’s highest honor, being selected as a winner of the Honors Concerto Competition. He has also performed as a soloist with the MSU Symphony Orchestra on Mussorgsy’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and as a soloist with the Holland (MI) Symphony.

An advocate for new music, Tracy has premiered new pieces for saxophone by composers such as Reynold Simpson, Phillip Sink, Justin Rito, Curtis Smith, and Andy Francis. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Central Michigan University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, studying with John Nichol and Joseph Lulloff.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-10:00 am

Courses Taught

  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Aural Skils I
  • Aural Skills II
  • Music of the 20th Century
  • Woodwind Class