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Matt McCready
Matt McCready




Matt McCready (Tulsa, Oklahoma) is in his 18th year with Union Public Schools and 10th as Director of Fine Arts, having previously served as Union’s Director of Bands. Union has a robust Fine Arts Department with extensive course offerings and student participation spanning Pre-K through grade 12. Union has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation multiple times. Under McCready’s direction, the Union Band saw exponential growth in student participation while also receiving top rankings and ratings at numerous local, state, regional, and national events. During his tenure, The Renegade Regiment, Union’s marching band, was a Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships Finalist twice and participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since then, McCready has been honored to help the band return to BOA Grand National Championships Finals three more times, serving in the role of Program Supervisor. McCready maintains an active schedule around the country as a musician, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator. McCready is a graduate of the University of Kansas (KU) earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education as well as a doctorate in educational leadership from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. While attending KU, he was the assistant director of the men’s and women’s basketball bands during the 100th year of Kansas basketball and was also in the Walt Disney World All-American College Band. McCready is a native of Kansas City and is an avid Jayhawks fan as well as a die-hard Royals and Chiefs supporter. McCready is thankful for his beautiful and loving wife, Amy, who is also an administrator with Union Public Schools.