Mathew Aaron Campbell (b. 1992) is a native of Deep South Texas. His musical training started at the age of 8 when he took piano lessons followed by learning 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 premieres with various student ensembles at the state and national levels. He has premiered 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 currently a member of Project 21: Music for the 21st Century. He is published through C. Alan Publications.
Mr. Campbell is currently attending Oklahoma City University as a graduate student earning his MM in Music Composition and Wind Conducting under the direction 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. As an award-winning composer, his works have been performed at national conventions and across the United States. As a conductor, he has conducted world premieres of his music at the regional, state, and international levels. As a percussionist, Mathew enjoys playing many different styles including world music, classical art music, and contemporary music.