Mr Matthew Martin

  • College positions:
    Precentor and Fellow
    Director of College Music
    Undergraduate Tutor
  • Subjects: Music


MA(Hons) Music (Oxford University)


Research Interests

My work as a composer is published by Faber Music and Novello, and I write music in a variety of styles with a focus on choral and vocal repertoire. Through my past experience on the music staff at Westminster Cathedral and the Brompton Oratory, I developed a particular interest in the study and performance of Gregorian chant: its development, notation, accompaniment and liturgical use. I am also active as an organ recitalist with a focus on improvisation and French Classical music (1630-1790).


Teaching Interests

My teaching in Music is based mainly around Tonal Skills, Composition and Choral Conducting. I also coach organists in the art of improvisation and have made various video guides on the subject for the Royal College of Organists, in particular for the Associate and Fellowship examinations.


Awards and Prizes

Elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music/ARAM (2006)

First prize in British Composer Awards/Liturgical category (2013)



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Other Interests

Travel, architecture, monasteries, wine