Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute
Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Tuba/Euphonium), Ball State University
Matthew Lyon is the recently appointed Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Ball State University. Previously the Instructor of Low Brass at the University of Windsor and the Flint Institute of Music, Professor Lyon is a graduate of Depaul University, the University of Michigan, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He was Principal Tubist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons and has substituted with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. Most recently, Professor Lyon was selected as a guest artist for the 2012 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Austria and the Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Washington D.C. This fall, in addition to performing with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, he will be performing the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. His principal teachers include Floyd Cooley, Gene Pokorny, Warren Deck, Wesley Jacobs, Fritz Kaenzig, and Thomas Riccobono.