School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Music : Faculty

Matthew Doiron

Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Music Education, Symphonic Band

Matthew Doiron is Assistant Professor of music at Western Connecticut State University where he coordinates the music education program and conducts the Symphonic Band. Prior to his work at WCSU, Dr. Doiron was director of bands at Sanford High School in Sanford, ME for 21 years. The SHS bands earned numerous distinctions including a USSBA New England regional marching championship and selection to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade. In addition to his duties at SHS, Dr. Doiron was the music director of the Strafford Wind Symphony and the conductor of the basketball band at the University of New Hampshire. He has conducted bands, choruses, and orchestras throughout New England and New York including two performances with the Air Force Band of Liberty.

Dr. Doiron’s research and teaching interests include composition, improvisation, and motivation. He has presented research and best-practice sessions at regional, national, and international conferences. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Keene State College, a Master of Arts degree from Southern Oregon University and a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.

Dr. Doiron Lives in New Milford with his wife, Jen.