Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

The Music Office does not accept walk-in appointments. All appointments (in-person and virtual) must be made 1-2 business days prior to the meeting. A music staff is in the office from Monday through Thursday, and the office operates virtually on Fridays.

To schedule an appointment with a music staff, please use this link.
Phone messages will be returned in 2-3 business days. You can also email ACSM@qc.cuny.edu to reach the music staff.
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Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Adjunct Lecturer

Fields of Study:
Percussion Performance

Degrees and Studies:
BM, Manhattan School of Music
MM, State University of New York at Stony Brook
DMA, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Biographical Information:
Matt Ward is dedicated to performing and commissioning new music and has been cited by the New York Times as "a fine soloist".  With a particular interest in chamber music, he is a principal member with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Talujon, the American Modern Ensemble, Associated Solo Artists and is also the co-founder of the percussion trio Timetable.  Professor Ward also performs regularly with groups such as the Albany Symphony, SEM Ensemble, The Orchestra of the League of Composers, Sequitor and the Riverside Symphony. Dr. Ward was the recipient of the Ridley-Tree Fellowship at the Music Academy of the West in 1998, and in 1999 he participated in the Tanglewood Music Center under the direction of Seiji Ozawa and George Benjamin and returned the following year for the American Premiere of Pierre Boulez's Sur Incises at the 60th Anniversary TMC Alumni Concert.  Recent performance highlights include the American Premieres of works by Bernhard Lang, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Philippe Hurel.

Matt Ward began studying conducting as the student director of the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players and in residence at the Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival.  Since then, he has premiered new works by Phillipe Manoury, Lawrence Moss, Ross Bauer, Meyer Kupferman, Barbara White, Sebastian Armoza and many other young composers.  He is also a regular guest conductor with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink, Ensemble Inc., DaCapo Chamber Players and the New York New Music Ensemble, premiering dozens of new pieces by young composers every year.

Professor Ward holds a BM degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a MM and DMA degree from SUNY Stony Brook.  He is on faculty at Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music and Brooklyn College.  Through organizations such as the 92nd Street Y, Westchester Philharmonic, Marquis Studios, and Carnegie Hall, Dr. Ward has worked with elementary school children throughout New York City and the surrounding area.  He can be heard on the recording labels Aeon, Argo, Cantaloupe Music, Capstone Records, Newport Classics, Soundspell, and Albany Records.

 

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