Malcolm Matthews

Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord


Early Music, Harpsichord, Keyboard Studies, Organ

Contact Information

Office Location: 
Music Building

Malcolm Matthews holds a Doctoral Degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He is one of only four organists to ever be awarded the prestigious Artist’s Certificate in Eastman’s 100-year history. In addition to his organ-related studies with David Higgs, he completed a Master’s Degree in harpsichord performance under the guidance of William Porter and a minor field in Collaborative Piano with Jean Barr.

Previously, Matthews taught organ and harpsichord at the Blair School of Music while simultaneously serving as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of North Texas (UNT). Matthews particularly enjoys collaborative work and frequently accompanies both ensembles and soloists across a wide range of repertoire.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and Rochester’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Matthews owns a collection of instruments by harpsichord builder Keith Kill, including a German harpsichord after Haas with a 16’ register and a lute harpsichord. His accomplishments include winning First Place in the 2013 Westfield International Organ Competition, Second Place in the 2012 National Young Artist’s Competition in Organ Performance, and being a Semi-finalist in the 2016 International Bach Competition. Additionally, he secured Second Place in the 2016 OSM Manulife Competition, First Place in the 2005 South-Eastern Region IV Young Organists Competition, and was a Semi-finalist in the 2009 Concours international d’orgue de Lyon."

Edited: MLH + AI – June 28, 2024