Dr. Matthew Endres ’04
Dr. Matthew Endres received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, his Masters of Music at the University of Illinois, and his Doctorate of Music and Ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois. Endres currently holds an endorsement with Booworks Drumsticks based out of Austin. Texas
In 2017. Dr. Endres accepted a faculty position as professor of drum set and jazz history at the University of Wisconsin. In 2021, he broadened his involvement within the music department by accepting the roll of drumline director for the UW Marching Band. Dr. Endres has been adjudicating music festivals and competitions extensively throughout the United States over the last decade. He has performed as a sideman and band leader in national and international venues and is the drummer for the nationally known award winning group, Old Style Sextet.
He has appeared on multiple albums including the “Old Style Sextet” self-titled album under BluJazz records (2014). “It’s About Time” (2013) with the Adrian Barnett Septet, “120” with Chris Beyt (2015). “Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements” with the Clark Gibson Studio Orchestra under BluJazz Records” (2015). “High Ceilings” with the Derick Cordoba Group ‘2021), “A Trio for 3” with the Chris Beyt Trio (2019) under the eyes & ears label, and “Places” with Gate Check (2021).
Dr. Endres has been worked with a number of successful, well-known artists including Doc Severinson, Robert Irving ili, Rufus Reid, Brad Leali, Chris Brubeck, Charles McPhearson, Frank Gambale, Marquis Hill, Sharel Cassity, Tom Garling, Greg Ward, Michael Dudley, Victor Garcia, Michael Blum, Shawn Purcell, Darden Purcell, Oliver Nelson Jr, Jim Pugh, Jeff Halsey, Peter Dominguez, Dave Pietro, Grammy award winner Charles “Chip” McNeill, Ron Bridgwater, Dave D’Angelo, Carlos Vega, Larry Gray, Glenn Wilson, Richard Drexler, Mark Colby, Alex Graham, Tom Lippincott, Clark Gibson, Tito Carrillo, John “Chip” Stephens. Joan Hickey. Johannes Wallmann, and Adrian Barnett.