Matthew Becker

PhD Candidate

Matthew David Becker is a PhD candidate in Composition at Western University where he won the George Proctor Memorial Award in 2014, and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2015.

In 2012, Matthew completed his MMus in Composition at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK), under composer Gyula Csapó and, from 2009-2010, Malcolm Forsyth. Performances of critical works have taken place in Saskatoon (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra) and Szombathely, Hungary (THReNSeMBLe).

Matthew’s compositions frequently include unique applications of rhythm, which often result in intricate counterpoint among horizontal or vertical sonic events. His research involves compositions for chamber ensembles, modern approaches to song, and electroacoustic processing.

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