Saxophone & Jazz

Matthew Clauhs

Saxophone/Jazz Instruction

Matthew Clauhs is an Assistant Professor at Ithaca College where he teaches courses in music education and woodwind performance & pedagogy.  Matt holds degrees from Penn State University (B.S.), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.M.), and Temple University (Ph.D.).  Prior to his appointment at Ithaca College, he served as an instrumental music teacher at the Boston Arts Academy and as a lecturer at SUNY Broome, Morrisville State, and Mansfield University.  Most recently, Matt was the music coordinator for the Johnson City Central School District.

Matt studied saxophone with Dan Yoder and David Stambler (Penn State); Carrie Koffman (Hartt School of Music), George Garzone (Berklee College of Music) and Walt Weiskopf (Temple University).  He performs frequently in the Ithaca area with The Neo Project, The Caribe Jazz All-Stars, and Mike Titlebaum’s Music Because Music.  His research on instrumental music, technology, race, and culture has been published in Urban Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, and School Music News.  Matt serves on the advisory review board of the Music Educators Journal, is a member of the NYSSMA Research Committee and frequently presents at national and international music conferences.  He has also been invited to guest conduct honor bands and all-county groups for Broome, Tioga, and Seneca-Tompkins counties and serves as an woodwind adjudicator for NYSSMA solo and small ensemble festivals.