Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carmichael
Roy Hakes, Piano
Concerto, Paul Creston
Sergeant 1st Class Matthew Carmichael received a bachelor's degree in music education from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in saxophone performance at Indiana University. His primary saxophone teachers were Tod Kerstetter, John Cipolla and Otis Murphy. In 2006 Carmichael won an audition to join The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." Since moving to Northern Virginia, Carmichael has maintained an active saxophone studio, which includes teaching as a private instructor at the Lake Braddock Secondary School and two years as an adjunct saxophone professor at Shenandoah University.