Mat Campbell Music

Composer. Arranger. Conductor. Percussionist. Educator.

About

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.

Mathew is a founding member of The Uptown Collective.

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.

 Here is Mathew with his wife, Iris, cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. They are both long-time fans of the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here is Mathew with his wife, Iris, cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. They are both long-time fans of the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 Mathew likes to play with cats, dogs, and almost always has too-little time on his hands. He can be found in a Target electronic section with his wife, Iris, or at a Starbucks consumed in a current work-in-progress while sipping on an iced coffee (with shots of mocha and vanilla - no cream).

Mathew likes to play with cats, dogs, and almost always has too-little time on his hands. He can be found in a Target electronic section with his wife, Iris, or at a Starbucks consumed in a current work-in-progress while sipping on an iced coffee (with shots of mocha and vanilla - no cream).

Short Biography for Programs:

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.

 Here's Mathew at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2015.

Here's Mathew at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2015.