Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Staff
Matthew Alosi is Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Pittsburgh. He works with all aspects of the Pitt Band program and is the assistant director of the Varsity Marching Band, Athletic Bands and Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at Pittsburgh, Mr. Alosi was the Director of Bands at Gettysburg High School for nine years where he was the director of the marching band, concert band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble and the Civil War Ceremonial Brass Band and taught music theory and general music. Ensembles under his direction have performed in such venues including the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Fort Sumter in Charleston, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Additionally, Mr. Alosi is a conductor for Youth Music Abroad, an honors band that biennially tours Europe. Previously, he taught at Ridley Middle School in suburban Philadelphia and served as program director at Educational Programs Network where he coordinated and ran “Music in the Parks” and “Festivals of Music” events across the United States.
Mr. Alosi’s professional affiliations include the Collegiate Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Association for Music Education, the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and the Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association. He has shared his research on collegiate band participation at the PMEA Conference in Lancaster, PA and CBDNA national symposium at Ohio State. He has hosted numerous county, district, regional band and adjudication festivals and has sat on the planning and outreach boards for the Gettysburg Festival, the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, and the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Additionally, he has served as drill designer for the Shippensburg University and Gettysburg College Marching Bands. His primary teachers have been Bennie S. Truax, Blaine Shover, Benjamin L. Jones, John W. Villella, Linda Thornton, and O. Richard Bundy.
Mr. Alosi has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the School of Music at West Chester University and a Master of Music Education from the School of Music at The Pennsylvania State University where he was a graduate teaching assistant with the Penn State Bands.
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