Degrees and Certifications:
Matthew L. Carl
I am a Georgetown, South Carolina native who earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 after undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. Under the clarinet instruction of Mr. Douglas Graham at the University of South Carolina, I earned the Bachelor of Music in 2002. I also studied conducting with Dr. William Moody and Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.
I am now in my fifth year as the director of bands at Williams Middle School. My band programs have consistently achieved the SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award. My students have also placed in the Eastern District, Region, and All State Bands. Prior to coming to Florence I worked with Dent Middle School and Richland Northeast High School Bands in Columbia SC. I have performed with the Mobile, Meridian, Long Bay, Beaufort, Lake Murray, and Florence Symphonies. I am currently the principal clarinetist of the Palmetto Concert Band who has performed at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, 2008, and 2016.
I maintain professional affiliations with South Carolina Band Director’s Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, South Carolina Music Educators Association, International Clarinet Association, and the National Band Association.