Dr. Matthew Mailman is Professor of Conducting in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, a position he has held since 1995. He serves as Music Director for the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company and Conductor of OCU's award-winning Wind Philharmonic. In the thirteen years since his appointment, he has conducted twenty-five operas and musicals and has led the Wind Philharmonic in eight world premieres, on five tours, at two OK Mozart Festivals, and at six convention performances. He teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and coordinates OCU's Masters in Conducting program. Recent opera performances include Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, and Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. As Conductor/Artist in Residence at Opera in the Ozarks he conducted Carlisle Floyd's opera Susannah in the summer of 2007 and Mozart’s Cosí fan Tutte in 2008.
Dr. Mailman hosts a weekly radio program on music for winds, "No Strings Attached”, on 90.1 FM KCSC Edmond-Oklahoma City/ 91.9 KBCW McAlester on Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST. The show is also available by web streaming world-wide (www.kcscfm.com/listen_now.asp).
Dr. Mailman has been a conductor with the Guy Fraser Harrison Academy since 1997, and is the conductor and founder of the Harrison Academy Symphonic Winds. His work has been published in The Instrumentalist and Teaching Music, and he is a research associate and writer for 8 volumes in the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Southern Music publishes his arrangement of Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 for Harmonie.