UAB Music Profiles Alum Matthew McKinney - '05

Matt McKinney SmallMatthew McKinney is a 2005 graduate of the UAB Music Technology program. In 2008 he received a Master’s degree in Music Technology from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. He recently obtained an additional Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo. Matthew presently serves as an instructor in the computer lab at Jemison Elementary School, Adjunct Instructor of Music Technology at the University of Montevallo, and Director of the University of Montevallo Community School of Music.

As a student at UAB, Matthew was part of the drum line in the UAB Marching Blazers and was an assistant under Dr. Henry Panion in UAB’s first Summer Music Technology Academy for Middle and High School students. Matt’s own work focuses on electronic dance music, sound design, synthesis and resampling. He credits his experiences in the UAB music technology program for laying the foundation needed for the success he has achieved as an educator, music technologist, and composer. The UAB Department of Music salutes alumnus, Matthew McKinney.