College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

William Matney

School of Music - Music
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Murphy Hall, 448B
University of Kansas
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:


William Matney, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2016. As a clinician, William has worked primarily in special education settings, where he developed programs with unique populations including children who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders and early childhood bilingual co-teach classes. He has also worked as a private practice clinician with a range of populations.

Teaching Interests

  • Music therapy
  • Music
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Introduction
  • Theory
  • Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Percussion
  • Pedagogy
  • Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Historiography


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