Portrait of Alan Mattingly

Dr. Alan Mattingly

The Glenn Korff Chair of Music, Brass & Percussion Area Head, Professor of Horn
Area of Focus: Brass

Dr. Alan F. Mattingly is Professor of Horn at the University of Nebraska, where he teaches the applied horn studio, conducts the Husker Horn Choir, and performs with the Moran Woodwind Quintet and the Faculty Brass Quintet.  Prior to his appointment at UNL, Mattingly was the horn professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, where he performed with the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet and was principal horn with the Spartanburg (SC) Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hendersonville Symphony, and associate principal/third horn with the Asheville (NC) Symphony Orchestra.  Other orchestral engagements have included the Albany (GA) Symphony, the Tallahassee (FL) Symphony Orchestra, and the Paducah (KY) Symphony Orchestra.

As a performer and clinician, Mattingly has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Russia, Australia, and the Czech Republic, with major performances at conventions of the International Horn Society, the International Trumpet Guild, the Spoleto Festival, the College Music Society, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.  He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Horn Competition of America, and held the position of Area Representative Coordinator for the International Horn Society from 2002-2009.  In recent years Mattingly has premiered several new chamber works, including "Copernicus" by Czech composer Juraj Filas, "Divine Mass" by David von Kampen, "What We Do is Secret" by Lansing McKloskey, and "Nebrasska" by world-renowned Hollywood composer Bruce Broughton.

Mattingly’s students consistently perform well at horn competitions, and many have gone on to win orchestral and teaching positions. Others students have been accepted into top graduate music programs nationally and internationally.

Mattingly received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama and his Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University, where his principal teachers were Charles Snead and William Capps, respectively.  Mattingly joined the faculty at UNL in 2006.