Matthew McCulloch, Violin

Matthew_McCullochMatthew McCulloch graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s in music composition and has studied under Dr. Joseph Rivers, Dr. David Moore, and Dr. Roger Price. He has played violin since age 5 and studied under Maureen O’Boyle for the majority of that time through college. He composes acoustic, electric, and electronic music for live performance as well as for scores in short films and video games. He has performed in the Signature Symphony at TCC and has done recordings for many groups including the University of Tulsa Orchestra and the Oklahoma Composers Association. In addition to violin, he also plays piano, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and various other instruments.

  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]