Matthew Hildebrand grew up and began his musical career in Owasso, Oklahoma. He earned his BME from the University of Arkansas in 2017 and has been a band director with the Bartlesville Public Schools since the fall of 2018. Before coming home to Oklahoma, Mr. Hildebrand gained experience through his student-teaching opportunities in the Fayetteville Public Schools district in Fayetteville, AR and a long-term substitute teaching opportunity for a semester as the band director in the Lincoln Consolidated School District in Lincoln, AR.
Mr. Hildebrand's teaching duties include assisting with the Bartlesville High School Band, the Bartlesville High School Trumpet Ensemble, the Bartlesville Bruin Basketball Blackout Band, co-teaching the Central Middle School 7th/8th Grade Bands, and the Central 6th Grade Beginner Trumpet Class. Mr. Hildebrand maintains a private studio of trumpet players who have earned numerous superior ratings in Solo & Ensemble competition and positions in the NBDA All-District Honor Bands.