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Professor of Conducting
Phone: (405) 208-5021
Office: BC B202
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. Dr. Mailman, a very versatile conductor, has had extensive and diverse experience conducting orchestras, choirs, operas, musicals, chamber music, and wind ensembles. He serves as Music Director for the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company and Conductor of OCU's award-winning Wind Philharmonic.
At OCU, Dr. Mailman has conducted thirty-two operas and musicals and has led the Wind Philharmonic in ten world premieres, on five tours, at two OK Mozart Festivals, and at seven convention performances. He teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and coordinates OCU's Masters in Conducting program. Recent opera performances include
Gianni Schicchi, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus,
and Andre Previn's
A Streetcar Named Desire
. Recent musical performances include
Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Light in the Piazza,
Thoroughly Modern Millie.
For the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater 2012-13 season, he will conduct
Dialogues des Carmélites
by Francis Poulenc and
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim.
As Conductor/Artist in Residence at Opera in the Ozarks, he conducted Carlisle Floyd's opera
in the summer of 2007 and Mozart's
Cosí fan Tutte
in 2008. He has conducted several performances of orchestral works by nationally acclaimed composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate with future collaborations in progress.
Dr. Mailman has been an associate conductor with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra since 1997 and is the conductor and founder of the Oklahoma Youth Winds. His work has been published in
, and he is a research associate and writer for 8 volumes in the series
Teaching Music Through Performance in Band
. Southern Music published his arrangement of Mozart's
Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 for Harmonie
. Dr. Mailman hosted a weekly radio program, "No Strings Attached”, on 90.1 FM KCSC Edmond-Oklahoma City/ 91.9 KBCW McAlester for over four years during which time he wrote and produced 180 new shows.
Dr. Mailman is a native of Denton, Texas. His father, the internationally renowned composer Dr. Martin Mailman was Composer-in-Residence at the University of North Texas for thirty-four years. His mother, Mary Nan Mailman, a student of Rosina Lhévinne at the Juilliard School of Music, was a concert pianist and teacher at the University of North Texas and is now retired.
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