Mathew Aaron Campbell (b. 1992) is a native of Deep South Texas. His musical training started at the age of eight when he took piano lessons followed by informal lessons on how to play drumset. His studies continued through middle school and high school with percussion as his primary instrument. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and studied percussion and composition with Dr. Joe Moore III. As an award-winning composer, Mathew has had many collaborative projects with various educators throughout the nation. His passion for composing and conducting led to conducting world premieres with various student ensembles at the state and national levels. He has conducted his works at The National Flute Convention in 2013, ClarinetFest in 2016, the Texas Music Educator’s Conference in 2015-2017, and many of his works were premiered at UTRGV throughout his undergraduate studies. His piece Into the Void: A Study in Disembodied Consciousness was awarded first prize in the SATB Chorus and Percussion (3-5 Players) Category of the 2015 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest. He is published through C. Alan Publications. His works for the Texas Prescribed Music List can be found here.
Mathew is a founding member of The Uptown Collective.
Most recently, Mr. Campbell graduated from Oklahoma City University earning his MM in Music Composition and Wind Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Edward Knight and Dr. Matthew Mailman, respectively.
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A native of Deep South Texas, Mathew Campbell graduated with a BM-Education from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a double MM-Composition and Conducting from Oklahoma City University. As an award-winning composer, his works have been performed at national conventions and across the United States. As a percussionist, Mathew enjoys playing many different styles including world music, classical art music, contemporary music, and jazz. As a conductor, he has conducted orchestras, wind ensembles, choirs, and chamber ensembles in world premieres of his and his colleagues’ music at regional, state, and international events.