Mr. Matthew Greenwood serves as the Assistant Director of Bands/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Director of Marching Percussion at the University of South Alabama. Mr. Greenwood co-directs the Jaguar Pep Band and conducts the University Band in the spring semester. In addition, he teaches applied lessons, assists with the USA Percussion Ensemble, USA Steel Band, World Music Ensemble, and Introduction to Music for non-majors. He previously served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at the University of South Alabama and has been a member of the teaching staff for the Jaguar Marching Band since its inception in 2009.
An active and diverse performer, Greenwood is a full-time section member of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Mobile and Pensacola Opera. He has given clinics and masterclasses throughout the Gulf Coast including the Alabama Chapter of PAS Day of Percussion and the Alabama Music Education Association Conference.
Mr. Greenwood holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Florida State University studying under Dr. John Parks IV, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Louisville studying under Dr. Greg Byrne. Additional teachers include Brian Kushmaul and James Rago, principal timpanist of the Louisville Orchestra. Greenwood performs with and is a proud endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion, Remo drumheads, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and Black Swamp Percussion.