Dr. John Metcalf

Dr. John Metcalf
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Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Metcalf is a 1978 graduate of Carver High School in Columbus. After completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Jacksonville State University (Alabama), he completed a Master of Music Degree in Performance and a Master of Music degree in Composition at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In 1989, Dr. Metcalf was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree with a major in Performance and a minor in Composition from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Metcalf's primary teachers have included Larry Campbell and Joel Zimmerman on euphonium, James Roberts and Larry Campbell on trombone, and Dinos Constantinides for composition.  Additional study in composition has included sessions with Samuel Adler, Leslie Bassett, Paul Hayden, and Michael Colgrass.

As a member of the faculty, Dr. Metcalf's primary responsibilities include directing the KU Brass Ensemble, as well as giving applied lessons in composition, euphonium, and tuba. Dr. Metcalf manages the Department of Music Technology Lab, the Electronic Music Studio, and oversees the Recording Studios for the Department of Music. As a performer, Dr. Metcalf regularly performs on trombone and euphonium. Past performances have included the Baton Rouge Symphony, Schuylkill Symphony, Reading Pops, Anthracite Philharmonic, the Ringgold Band of Reading, and the Lancaster British Brass Band, in addition to many chamber music performances throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

As a composer and arranger, Dr. Metcalf's work can be heard each semester with the KU Brass Ensemble, at local and regional high schools, and in many area churches. His work, "Stafforshire Fanfare" was commissioned by the Allentown Symphony (PA) to open a recent season for the orchestra. Dr. Metcalf has been a member of the faculty at Kutztown University since the Fall Semester of 1990.

Courses Taught in the Department of Music Curriculum include:

  • Introduction to Music Literature - Distance Learning (MUS010)
  • Introduction to World Music - Distance Learning (MUS108)
  • Physical Properties of Sound (MUS205)
  • Introduction to Music Teachnology (MUS230)
  • Brass Techniques (MUU233)
  • Electronic Music Composition (MUS303)
  • Composition and Arranging (MUS310)

Applied Music and Performing Ensembles

  • Applied Euphonium (MUP250)
  • Applied Tuba (MUP252)
  • Applied Composition (MUS279)
  • Brass Ensemble (MUP233)