Matthew Dockendorf is Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, Dr. Dockendorf studied at Michigan State University where he wrote drill and arranged music for the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He served as conductor of the Campus Band and guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Musique 21.
Dr. Dockendorf holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from Michigan State University under Dr. Kevin L. Sedatole; a Master of Music in Conducting from The Ohio State University under Dr. Russel Mikkelson; and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Minnesota where he studied and performed under Prof. Craig Kirchhoff, Prof. Jerry Luckhardt, and Dr. Timothy Diem. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Dockendorf taught at Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minnesota and was Associate Director of the Calhoun Isles Community Band in Minneapolis.
Currently, his transcriptions of Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in E-flat for Concert Band and his Doctor of Musical Arts treatise of Silvestre Revueltas’ Troka for Wind Ensemble are under consideration for publication.
At CU, Dr. Dockendorf conducts the Campus and Concert Band, assists with the "Golden Buffalo" Marching Band, directs the men’s and women’s basketball band and teaches courses in music education.