Welcome to the website of Trumpeter, Composer, and Educator Dr. Matthew White
New Gig, New Opportunities!
I have recently accepted an appointment as Associate Professor and Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina! I will also serve as Director of CSAM. I'm honored to be moving the SC's flagship institution while remaining in the state where I've developed so many incredible relationships over the past nine years. UofSC is making a huge commitment to Jazz Studies, including new facilities and the hires of Dr. Colleen Clark and Lauren Meccia. Exciting things ahead!
Matt is a Guggenheim Fellow!
I have been named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition! I'm incredibly honored to be in such amazing present and past company. My project, called "Lowcountry," features the oral histories and songs of Gullah leaders, reimagined for a 14-person ensemble. The composing is done, so stay tuned for announcements regarding the album recording here.
Projects, Projects, Projects...
Despite having no gigs with COVID, I've been busy composing a Czech Big Band/Hip-Hop collaboration, A tribute to Dolly Parton, and have appeared on a few new albums. Check out my NEWS page for more information!
The H.B.O.M. Jingle is live!
Check out this jingle I co-wrote with my buddy Augie Haas for his H.B.O.M. (Haas Bottle Opener Mouthpiece). Yes - this is a real, funtional thing. Augie visited in April and we wrote, recorded, and filmed this all in one afternoon. Shout out to CCUJazz students Cynthea Kelley and Jose Rangel for their amazing contributions. Purchase one at the link below and check out Augie's new album "Have We Met?"