Dr. Matthew Mireles is Chair of the Department of Music and Associate Professor at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. In addition to his responsibilities as Chair, Dr. Mireles also serves as the director of bands, and professor of conducting, music education and euphonium.
As a euphonium soloist, Dr. Mireles was the winner of the 2008 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, the 2007 Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition, the 2007 University of Alabama Concerto-Aria Competition, and the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium
Conference (ITEA) Chamber Music Competition. He also released a solo album titled “Prometheus,” on the Potenza Music record label, which includes previously unrecorded works for euphonium with strings, wind ensemble, and piano. Dr. Mireles has given solo recitals at the United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the National Band Director Association convention, Tutti Music World Youth Festival in Beijing, China, the Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the Mid-West Regional Tuba Euphonium Tuba Euphonium Conference, the South-Central Regional Tuba
Euphonium Conference, and at numerous universities around the country.
Dr. Mireles is also the Musical Director and Conductor of the San Antonio Brass Band. The ensemble reached international acclaim as winners of the 2018 North American Brass Band Association 1st Section Championship, and performs throughout South Texas, while also providing masterclasses for high school and middle school band students. Members of the ensemble include performers with the San Antonio Philharmonic, the United States Air Force
Band of the West, the 323rd Army Band, professors from Texas State University, St. Mary’s University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio College, and top music educators from the area.
Also an active chamber musician, Dr. Mireles plays euphonium with the internationally renowned Boreas Quartet. Their album, “The Serpent’s Kiss,” was the winner of the 2016 ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence.
Dr. Mireles is also on the Executive Board of Directors for the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA), President of the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation, Director of the Fiesta Jazz Festival, and Director of the St. Mary’s University Summer Band Camp. Dr. Mireles also holds memberships with the College Band Directors National Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Music Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, International Tuba Euphonium Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association. Dr. Mireles is in high demand as a conductor, clinician, performer, teacher, adjudicator, public speaker, and advisor. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Teacher Certification from St. Mary’s University. His major teachers have been John Stevens, Dr. Demondrae Thurman, Lee Hipp, Scott Teeple, and Mark Hetzler.
- Professional Website: https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/faculty/matthew-mireles/
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