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Matthew Emery

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer who “writes with an honesty which enchants” (Vancouver Sun). His music has been performed across North America (Canada, USA), Europe (England, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Poland) and Asia (China) and has been heard on national television and radio. Matthew is the recipient of the ACDA Raymond W. Brock prize (USA) and the ACCC Diane Loomer award for Choral Writing (Canada), among many other awards from across North America.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with Stephen Chatman and Jocelyn Morlock, and is a fellow of Melodious Accord with private study from Alice Parker. Additionally, Emery has participated in masterclasses with Rob Kyr, Chen Yi, Jake Heggie, and Craig Hella Johnson. He has also attended a residency at the Banff Centre and has studied independently with Richard Danielpour. Matthew is the Composer-in-Residence for the Amabile Choirs of London, Canada. Matthew is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and is a member of the Canadian League of Composers.

In addition to Pavane Publishing, Matthew’s music is also published by: Alfred Music (Lawson-Gould), Alliance Music Publications, Boosey & Hawkes, Cypress Choral Music, Dorn Publications, E.C. Schirmer, GIA Publications, G. Schirmer, Plangere Publishing, Sulasol, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.