Name: Matthew  Postle
Department: Music (Visual and Performing Arts Division)
Title: Instructor, Music
Office Location:
Sloan-Morgan, 247
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6757
Fax Number: (704) 330-6438
Email Address:
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MUS 110 (Music Appreciation)
MUS 111 (Music Fundamentals)
MUS 112 (History of Jazz)
MUS 135 (Jazz Ensemble)
MUS 161 (Trumpet)
MUS 226 (Aural Skills)
MUS 253 (Big Band)
Educational Background:
PhD; University of York (England) - Jazz/Contemporary Improvisation

MM: Florida State University - Jazz Studies

BM - Washington State University, Trumpet Performance

One-year study abroad (2002) Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia)
Educational Experience:
Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC). Full-Time Music Instructor (Jan 2019-present)
     • Music Appreciation
     • Jazz History
    • Music Fundamentals
    • Applied Trumpet
    • Class Piano
    • Aural Skills/Ear Training
    • Administrative duties
• Verde Valley School (Sedona, AZ), Head of Music (Aug 2018-Dec 2018)
     • IB Music Curriculum Teacher
     • VVS No Boundaries Ensemble Director
     • Recording Studio Manager
     • Event Planner/Stage Manager
     • Administrative support to Head of Arts
• University of Portland (Portland, OR), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
(Aug 2017-May 2018)
      • Jazz Ensembles
      • Jazz History
      • Trombone Ensemble
      • Music Theory
      • Introduction to Fine Arts
      • Jazz Festival Director (22 middle and high school bands)
• Davidson College (Davidson, NC), Adjunct Instructor (2016-2017)
    • Applied Trumpet (jazz/classical)
     • Trumpet Ensemble
    • Assisting with big band
    • Assist with incoming student auditions
• Johnson C Smith University (Charlotte, NC), Part-Time Music Lecturer
    • Music Appreciation
    • Jazz Studies
    • Class Piano
• Queens University (Charlotte, NC), Part-Time Music Lecturer (2012-2017)
    • Jazz History/Rock and Roll History
    • Jazz Ensemble
    • Music Fundamentals
    • Music Theory Lab
    • Interdisciplinary Learning Studies
• Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC). PT Music
  Instructor (2012-2017)
    • Music Appreciation
    • Rock and Roll History
    • Jazz History
    • Music Fundamentals
    • Applied Trumpet
    • Director of Youth Jazz Summer Camp
• University of York (York, United Kingdom) Trumpet Studio, Jazz Ensemble
Director, Sir Jack Lyons Research Scholar, and Jazz Studies Lecturer (Oct 2007-Dec 2010)
    • Teach classical and jazz trumpet, majors and non-majors
    • Teach Jazz Studies Module (theory, history, improvisation, and performance)
    • Undergraduate Music Appreciation/Theory/Aural Training
    • Director of the University of York Jazz Orchestra (March 2009- December 2010)
    • Improvisation workshops/lectures
     • Jazz Theory/Arranging
• Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) Masters student (2005-2006)
     • Teaching Assistant, undergraduate jazz trumpet students
      • Director, University jazz large ensembles II and III, small jazz
     • Administrative duties: tour organizing, stage planning, concert
      programming, regional band festival planning, and summer youth jazz
      camp instructor
2011: PhD Portfolio (University of York Publishing, England)
2006: Research Assistant for "World of Jazz Trumpet" by Scotty Barnhart (published by Hal Leonard)

Music, Bicycling, Scuba Diving, Travelling
Other Information:
Matthew Postle (b. 1982, Seattle) holds music degrees from University of York (PhD - Music Performance), Florida State University (MM - Jazz Studies), and Washington State University (BM - Trumpet Performance). He has worked with several international artists including Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, the ICP Orchestra, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and as a featured soloist with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the Airmen of Note Big Band. Matthew has been a featured at the Scottish International Festival of Trumpets, Manchester Jazz Festival, York Early Music Festival, and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He has also been a participant at the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop, and the School for Improvised Music Workshops. Matthew was a featured artist at the Festival of New Trumpet in New York City with his ensemble RPE Duo in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute and NASA Goddard Space Institute. Matthew has recorded for several bands and television shows including the HBO series “Eastbound and Down”.

Matthew currently leads the jazz area at Central Piedmont Community College. In the past he has taught at Verde Valley School, University of Portland, Davidson College, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, University of York, and Florida State University.

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