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Matthew Phillips photoMatthew Scott Phillips is a Graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (B.A.), Birmingham Southern College (M.M.) and of the University of Georgia (D.M.A). He has written for orchestra, chamber groups, independent film, live theatre productions, and multimedia presentations, and his music has been played from Brazil, to the United States, to Germany and the Czech Republic. Matthew is the student of Charles N. Mason, Jan Vicar, and Leonard Ball.

Matthew is the winner of the 2011 Alabama Music Teachers’ Association Composition Commission Competition, an Honorable mention for the American Prize, and is published worldwide by F.R. Kistner & C.F.W. Siegel & Co. He is the recipient of commissions from the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra sitting fellow, the Etowah Youth Orchestra, and the Avimimus Duo, and has had compositions performed at the College Music Society Southeastern Conference, the Czech-American Summer Institute, and has been recorded by the Amernet String Quartet. His Music has been called “evocative, emotive and expressive.”

In addition to composition, Matthew has twice been a judge of the National Young Composers Competition, has given lectures on the music of Smetana, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, and taught classes in music fundamentals, musicology, music theory, music technology, and composition. He is also an active member and former Vice President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, an avid bass player, and a qualified audio technician and occasional stage hand. Matthew lives in Birmingham Alabama, in the United States