Matt Quinlan Percussion


Matt Quinlan has been actively involved in music education for 25 years. His students have gone on to become successful people, music educators, and performers. His workshop, Percussion Gone Global, has been seen by over 18,000 students this last year alone. Matt loves to travel and spread his message of cultural education using percussion instruments. Music is a universal language that brings us all closer together globally and shows how much we share as humans.

Matt earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Music Degree from The University of North Texas with Ethnomusicology as his related field. He was a participant in the Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminar and holds a Texas All Level Music Education Certificate. Mr. Quinlan has studied and worked with: Roger Cichy, Eugene Corporan, Joseph Christianson, Ron Fink, Mark Ford, Dr. Barry Larkin, Dr. Jeffrey Prater, Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick, David Resnick, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Ed Smith, Ed Soph, and Leigh Howard Stevens. 

Matt has taught at Clear Lake High School in Houston, Mansfield High School and spent eleven years at Flower Mound High School building a nationally recognized program. With his guidance his students earned five Grammy Signature School Gold awards and played at the Midwest Convention and Clinic three times. He led the percussionists to win the Percussive Arts Society Marching Division Championship for the two consecutive years of 2006/2007. The Flower Mound HS drumline was awarded the Fred Sanford award in 2007 for outstanding musical achievment at the PASIC festival in Ohio.
Mr. Quinlan now serves as a clinician, adjudicator, consultant, writer and performer throughout the United States. He is founder of Percussion Gone Global, a service-based percussion company that brings music to seniors and students of all ages. His professional affiliations include: the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Band Masters Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, the Percussive Arts Society, Innovative Percussion, and Pi Kappa Psi.