Matthew McClung, percussion

HSMF Percussion Mentor Matt McClungMATTHEW McCLUNG (percussion: Equally at home with orchestral, solo, and chamber music, Dr. Matthew McClung has appeared with a wide variety of prestigious ensembles throughout the United States and abroad.

He has performed with the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, the Hawaii Opera Theater, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Hong Kong, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Lexington, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maui, and Honolulu.

As a chamber musician, he has performed with renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the Percussion Group Cincinnati, So Percussion, Strike 3 Percussion, Elemental Percussion, Musiqa, the Houston Composers Alliance, the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, and others.

As a soloist, he has been featured on both the ChamberX concert series and Dowling recital series in Houston, with the Shepherd School Percussion Ensemble, the New Sousa Band, the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Symphonic Winds, and in solo performances across the state of Texas.  Recently the Houston Chronicle raved about his concerto performance with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, saying “McClung played stylishly and smartly … The performance sang with a distinctive joie de vivre.”

Dr. McClung is currently the principal percussionist of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, principal percussionist of the Glimmerglass Opera company, and Assistant Professor of Percussion at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Apprentice applications:

Include 3 xylophone excerpts, 3 snare drum excerpts, 2 glockenspiel excerpts, 3 timpani excerpts, 1 Bach marimba solo.