Matthew Wilson serves as Lecturer in Music Theory at Samford University. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Florida State University, his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Samford University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama. His major teachers include James Streem, Ron Shinn, and Kevin Chance.
In addition to academic studies, Matthew has studied in summer programs such as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, and the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute in Aspen, Colorado. He was named a laureate in the 19thAnnual Chopin Festival in Mazovia, Poland, and has been named a winner in the Alabama Music Teachers Association collegiate festival, numerous times. He is a current board member of both the Birmingham Music Teachers Association and the Alabama Music Teachers Association.
Matthew serves as the chamber music coach for Samford’s annual Piano and Chamber Music Institute, and he also teaches piano and class piano through Samford’s Academy of the Arts. During his doctoral studies, he served as an accompanist and rehearsal pianist for the University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre and interned as a vocal coach with the Druid City Opera Workshop.
Matthew’s research interests include exploring the relationship between research in music education and piano pedagogy. He sings in choirs, both at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham and the Eternal Word Television Network. In his free time, he enjoys running, gardening, and reading.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.M., Florida State University
M.M., Samford University
D.M.A., University of Alabama