Matthew Stratton joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall of 2010. He serves as instructor of the Tuba/Euphonium studio and Director of Athletic Bands. Prior to his appointment, Stratton was a music teacher in the Monroe County Community School Corporation of Bloomington, IN. His teaching duties there included choir, orchestra, and band, from elementary through high school. During this tenure, he received the nomination of three students to the Who's Who Among Americas Teachers publication.
Stratton earned the Bachelor of Music Education and Performers Certificate from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. He holds the MM Tuba Performance and is ABD towards the DM Brass Pedagogy Tuba with minor areas of Jazz Studies and Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, International Tuba Euphonium Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. His primary teachers are Don Burke, C. Rudolph Emilson, Russel Mikkelson, Harvey Phillips and Daniel Perantoni.
Stratton is a developer and designer of Hammond Design Tuba Mouthpieces. He performs exclusively on Perantucci tubas and Hammond Design mouthpieces.