Matt Joslin starts his first year as the Percussion Director of Lovejoy ISD in the fall of the 2023-2024 school year. His responsibilities include directing classical and marching percussion ensembles, assisting with concert bands at Willow Springs Middle School and Lovejoy High School, and teaching the 6th grade beginning percussion class at Sloan Creek Intermediate School.
Prior to coming to Lovejoy, Mr. Joslin served the Heritage High School cluster in Frisco ISD for the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Joslin is also currently on the educational staff for the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps 2023 season as a snare technician, and in the past has also served the summer of 2022 and 2023 at the UNT Marching Percussion Camp, as a camp educator/counselor.
Mr. Joslin has performed several seasons in competitive drum and bugle corps, including the 2020-2021 seasons with the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Section.
An alumni of the University of North Texas, Mr. Joslin graduated summa cum laude from UNT in 2022 with his degree in music education. During his time at North Texas, Mr. Joslin was the principal timpanist of the UNT Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Itkin, as well as a percussionist in the UNT Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Andrew Trachsel. Mr. Joslin was a member of several UNT Percussion Ensembles including the UNT Classical Percussion Ensembles as well as the 2 O’Clock Steel Band. His mentors include Paul Rennick, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Stockton Helbing, Jose Aponte, Ed Smith, Drew Lang, and Poovalur Sriji.
Mr. Joslin enjoys performing with the Carrollton Wind Symphony, and enjoys hobbies such as long distance running, and hiking. Mr. Joslin is a native of San Diego, California, and currently resides in Frisco, Texas.