Eastview High School Band Director Matt Gullickson has been named to Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” list recognizing music educators across the country.
Yamaha’s 40 Under 40 recognizes outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening music programs. Gullickson and the others on this year’s list were chosen from hundreds of nominations across the country based on their characteristics of action, courage, creativity, and growth.
Known as a creative designer of unique, challenging and award-winning field shows, Gullickson is proud to be a part of the team leading the Eastview band program.
Gullickson likes to push students outside of their comfort zones. “My biggest learning moments came during times when more was expected of me than I thought I was capable of. That’s why I push students to flex different muscles,” he says. “What you believe about students becomes what you see, so it is only to your benefit to believe they are capable great things.”