Wichita Falls Youth Symphony names Matthew Luttrell music director

Posted on: July 7, 2021

“The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors announced the approval of Dr. Matthew D. Luttrell as the new music director for the 2021-2022 season,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (7/6) Times Record (Wichita Falls, TX). “Luttrell will be the principal conductor of the symphonic orchestra, as well as having duties involving artistic direction and development of the orchestra. Luttrell has been with the YSO as their philharmonic conductor since 2018. He is an MSU Texas associate professor of music and is the director of bands and orchestras at the university. Luttrell is a trombonist with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra…. Luttrell earned his doctorate in musical arts from the Arizona State University with an emphasis in wind conducting.” He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music education. “Luttrell is taking over for Dr. Susan Harvey, who served as the YSO music director for eight years. ‘We’ve been fortunate to have someone like Dr. Harvey with such a heart for our students and such skill,’ said Jean Hall, YSO Executive Director. ‘And now we are delighted to have Dr. Luttrell stepping into the role.’ ”