Matthew Emery


Matthew Emery is a Canadian composer who "writes with an honesty which enchants" (Vancouver Sun). His music has been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia and has been heard on national television and radio. Matthew is the recipient of the ACDA Raymond W. Brock prize and the ACCC Diane Loomer award for choral writing, among many other awards.

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 master classes 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, and is a member of the Canadian League of Composers. His choral music has been performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canadian Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Elmer Isler Singers, DaCapo Chamber Choir, Winnipeg Singers, Ontario and Nova Scotia Youth Choirs, and the National Youth Choir of Canada. Emery's vocal works are regularly used for solo recitals and festivals across the continent, including VISI, Songfest, Canadian Art Song Project (Canadian Opera Company), and recently at Wigmore Hall.

Matthew has had recent commissions from the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Amabile Choirs of London Canada, Erato Chamber Ensemble, Canadian Men's Chorus, Art Song visionary Rena Sharon, and Yamaha Artist Julia Nolan.