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About Matthew Dutczak

​Matthew Dutczak is a bassoonist, reed maker, conductor, and educator studying
bassoon performance with Dr. Marissa Olegario at the University of Arizona Fred Fox
School of Music where he serves as the bassoon studio Graduate Teaching Assistant. He has previously studied with John Gaudette at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Beth Giacobassi at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As a bassoonist, Matthew was the principal bassoonist of the University of Illinois at
Chicago (UIC) Wind ensemble and Orchestra and served in several roles in the
ensembles at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He currently is principal
bassoonist of the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble. As a chamber musician, he
plays in the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet and has experience performing in other
mixed chamber ensembles.

As a Conductor, Matthew has studied with Dr. John Climer, Dr. Jose Riojas, Margery
Deutsch, and Javier Mendoza. He worked with the UIC Wind Ensemble, UWM Wind
Ensemble, UWM Symphony Band, UWM Community Band and Orchestra, contributed
to creating and conducting inaugural performances of the Wabash Winds, now the Chicago Cosmopolitan Orchestra.
In addition to his performance activities, Matthew has held leadership roles throughout
his career. He has been a band office manager, logistics manager, and pep band game
manager, working in operations for community and college-level band and orchestra
activities. He also worked in the band library cataloging and organizing a database of
band repertoire. He is currently the librarian for the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet.
Matthew was chosen as the winner of the 2022 White Mountain Symphony Orchestra Solo Competitioin and has competed in several others at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Arizona.

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