HONORS, AWARDS, AND SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
(selected list)
  • Included in the first edition of Who’s Who Among Black Americans
  • Who’s Who Among International Musicians
  • Certificate of Appreciation, “Outstanding Service to Jazz Education,” IAJE
  • Award, “Outstanding Organizational, Promotional, and Developmental Progress in Support of Jazz Education,” IAJE
  • Founder, The Rich Matteson-Telluride Jazz Academy
  • Director, The Rich Matteson-Telluride Jazz Academy
  • Founder, Rich Matteson Mile High Jazz Camp, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Director, Rich Matteson Mile High Jazz Camp, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Music Education, The Rocky Mountain Musicians Association
  • Award, “Outstanding Community Contributions in 1994,” Black Alumni Association
  • Jazz Education Achievement Award, Downbeat Magazine, 2000
  • Lee Berk Jazz Educator of the Year Award, 2000