Mat Campbell Music

Composer. Arranger. Conductor. Percussionist. Educator.

 
Here is Mathew in his debut as a composer / conductor conducting his arrangement of  Simple Gifts .  Photo Credit: Dora Gutierrez Campbell (in whopping 240p resolution - Thanks, 2011.)

Here is Mathew in his debut as a composer / conductor conducting his arrangement of Simple Gifts.

Photo Credit: Dora Gutierrez Campbell (in whopping 240p resolution - Thanks, 2011.)

Beginnings

Mathew had his debut as a composer and conductor with the premiere of his take on Simple Gifts with the UTRGV Brownsville String Orchestra in October 2011. He is extremely grateful for Dr. Martha Placeres's encouragement throughout the years. Their collaboration has spanned several years and three states. 

2012-2016

Mathew has gone on to conduct his works for chamber ensembles, concert band, and orchestra at the The National Flute Convention in 2013, the Texas Music Educator's Conference from 2015-2016, ClarinetFest in 2016. He is extremely thankful for the opportunities given by Dr. Cristina Ballatori and Dr. Jonathan Guist.


Here is Mathew conducting the world premiere of his piece,  Into the Void,  with the UTRGV Wind Symphony in April 2016. (PC: Iris Gracia Campbell)

Here is Mathew conducting the world premiere of his piece, Into the Void, with the UTRGV Wind Symphony in April 2016. (PC: Iris Gracia Campbell)

Awards / Recognition

Mathew was the winner of the UTRGV Brownsville Concerto / Aria Competition - Instrumental Conducting Division. He was given the opportunity to conduct Rimsky-Korsakov's Dance of the Tumblers with the UTRGV Brownsville Symphony Orchestra in concert in April 2014.

2017-2019

Mathew completed the Master of Music in Conducting degree at Oklahoma City University in May 2019. His graduate advisor was Dr. Matthew Mailman (winds), and he also completed courses taught by Dr. Randi Ellefson (chorus), and Prof. Jeffrey Grogan (orchestra). Mathew is extremely grateful for the professionalism and expertise of his teachers. 

 

Mathew's conducting performances consist of:
Original Works | Others' Works

2011

Simple Gifts, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville String Orchestra *

2012

new counterpoint, UTRGV Brownsville Flute Choir *

2013

Ridin' on the City of New Orleans, UTRGV Brownsville Flute Choir, NFA National Convention, New Orleans LA *

Eclipse, UTRGV Brownsville String Orchestra *

2014

Rimsky-Korsakov's Dance of the Tumblers, UTRGV Brownsville Symphony Orchestra *

From a Higher Place, UTRGV Brownsville Wind Symphony *

2015

Andreas Makris's Aegean Festival Overture, UTRGV Brownsville Wind Symphony

2016

-Spring-

new(er) counterpoint, UTRGV Brownsville Clarinet Choir, TMEA in San Antonio, TX *

Peter Schickle's Monochrome VIII, UTRGV Brownsville Flute Choir, TMEA in San Antonio, TX *

INTO the VOID: A Study in Disembodied Consciousness, UTRGV Wind Symphony *

-Summer-

new(er) counterpoint, UTRGV Brownsville Clarinet Choir, ICA ClarinetFest in Lawrence, KS *

2017

-Fall-

Howard Hanson's Chorale and Alleluia, Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic *

Paul Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Ron Nelson's Savannah River Holiday, OCU Wind Philharmonic

2018

-Spring-

Gustav Holst's First Suite in E flat for Military Band, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Dimitri Shostakovich's Festive Overture, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Percy Grainger's Irish Tune from Country Derry, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Gustav Holst's Second Suite in F for Military Band, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Ola Gjeilo's Ubi Caritas, OCU Chamber Choir *

Hannah-Sapphire Helbig's SleepInPlace, chamber ensemble *

Frederico Teixeira's Free-Falling, percussion quartet *

Five Hundred Year Storm, Six Piano Ensemble of the Studio of Dr. Sergio Monteiro *

Conducting Assistant for Leonard Bernstein's On the Town, OCU MainStage Season Finale

OCU Wind Philharmonic New Music Readings, Fall 2018:

Vernal Declaration, OCU Wind Philharmonic **

A Ray of Sunshine, OCU Wind Philharmonic **

Dwight Ham's If, chamber ensemble and fixed media **

Attended the University of Texas Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsal Workshop, June 19-23, 2018 (observer)

-Fall-

Leonard Bernstein’s (Arr. Grundman), Overture to Candide, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Sunrise Overture, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Ludwig von Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Orchestral Conducting Seminar

Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, OCU Wind Philharmonic *

Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Orchestral Conducting Seminar

Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Amanda Harberg’s Prayer, OCU Symphony Orchestra *

Conducting Assistant for Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, OCU MainStage Production

Frederico Teixeira’s Undergraduate Composition Recital - Fall 2018: *

Ocean Park, chamber ensemble

Stained Glass, woodwind quintet

Segmented Saturation, chamber ensemble

The Fool, double bass quartet

Project 21: Music for the Twenty-First Century presents: The All Saints Day Concert, November 8, 2018

Cameron Duncan’s Then I Saw Anew, Project 21 Singers *

There Shall Be No Night, Project 21 Singers *

Nicholas Thompson’s I’ll See You There, Project 21 Chamber Ensemble *

Claude Debussy’s A Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Orchestral Conducting Seminar

Ludwig von Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony: III. Allegro, OCU Symphony Orchestra

Jim Stephenson’s Symphony No. 2: Voices, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Five Hundred Year Storm, OCU Symphony Orchestra

Aaron Fryklynd’s Voices, Project 21 Chamber Ensemble *

Avenues, OCU Project 21 *

2019

-Spring-

Paul Hindemith’s March from Symphonic Metamorphosis, OCU Wind Philharmonic

the little things, OCU Percussion Ensemble *

Martin Mailman’s Liturgical Music for Band, OCU Wind Philharmonic

James Barnes’s Third Symphony, III. for Natalie, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Into the Void: A Study in Disembodied Consciousness, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song, OCU Wind Philharmonic

Percy Grainger’s “The Gum-Suckers” March, OCU Wind Philharmonic

The Mat Campbell Festival, Part 1: Graduate Composition Recital
March 6, 2019, 8 PM

Concerto for Piano and Percussion Ensemble, OCU Percussion Ensemble *

Far and Dark Places, twenty-two piece chamber ensemble *

The Mat Campbell Festival, Part 2: Graduate Conducting Recital
March 7, 2019, 8 PM

Silvestre Revueltas’s Tres Sonetos, Chamber Winds *

Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade in D Minor for Winds and Strings *

Zachary Garcia’s Chickasaw Legends: The Legend of the White Deer, Chamber Orchestra *

Aaron Phillips’s Deus Domine, Chamber Orchestra *

OCU Symphony Orchestra New Music Readings - Spring 2019

Aaron Phillips’s The Last Word, OCU Symphony Orchestra **

Cameron Duncan’s Not Nothing, OCU Symphony Orchestra **

Nicholas Thompson’s Escape from Planet Arrakis, OCU Symphony Orchestra **

Concerto for Piano and Percussion Ensemble, OCU Percussion Ensemble *

James Barnes’s Third Symphony, IV. Finale, OCU Wind Philharmonic *

Cindy McTee’s Notezart, OCU Wind Philharmonic *

OCU Wind Philharmonic New Music Readings, Spring 2019

Chris Prather’s Movie Sketches VI. The Final Battle, OCU Wind Philharmonic **

Aaron Phillips’s Fortuna Minor (Sun), OCU Wind Philharmonic **

* denotes live performance / ** denotes recording session