Faculty & Staff
Adjunct Faculty Music
Office Location: Cunningham Cma
Matthew Radspinner was appointed orchestra director at Williamsport Area High School in 2011 and has served in the district since 2005. Previously, he directed the Williamsport Area Middle School and Elementary School orchestras. Under Radspinner’s direction, the middle school orchestras were invited to perform at the PMEA State Convention in 2008 and 2010. In April 2014, his top curricular orchestra from WAHS performed at the PMEA State Convention in Hershey, Pa. At the high school, Radspinner also directs two other orchestras, as well as the Millionaire Strolling Strings. The Millionaire Strolling Strings perform throughout the state and have been privileged to perform at the governor’s mansion for the past two years.
Outside of his duties with the Williamsport Area School District, Radspinner is a member of the music education faculty at Susquehanna University, teaches at the Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop and has taught instrumental methods courses at Bucknell University. He has served as the assistant music director for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra. Currently, Radspinner enjoys conducting the Williamsport Symphony Junior Strings. In 2009, Radspinner was honored to receive the PADESTA (Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association) Outstanding Young String Teacher Award. Radspinner has also been invited to guest conduct orchestras in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.
Radspinner studied music education at The Pennsylvania State University and Mansfield University. He has also completed graduate work at Shenandoah Conservatory. On double bass, Radspinner has appeared with the Williamsport, Nittany Valley and Altoona symphonies. He has also performed with the Penns Woods Festival Orchestra and the Hershey Pops Orchestra. Radspinner feels honored to have worked with jazz greats such as Dennis DiBlasio, Michael Davis, George Rabbi, Jim Rupp, Grammy-nominated Phil Matson and Grammy Award-winning Peter Eldridge and Alex Meixner. He is also a member of the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra.
Radspinner resides in Williamsport with his wife Anna (also a string teacher in WASD) and their daughters Megan, Elizabeth (Libby) and Nina.
- MUSC-042 String Class I
- MUSC-048 String Class II