Matthew Tozer

Assistant Professor
Office: TC 320
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82043

Matthew Tozer currently resides in London, Ontario where he works as a freelance composer, sessional instructor and operates a private studio. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Western Ontario and is an associate member of the CECCMC, and CLC. His dissertation involved the hybridization of the traditional baroque dance movements with the classical concerto featuring the 17th century instrument, the Viola da Gamba in combination with the string orchestra. Matthew is also an advocate of strong music education and has participated in many university level instructional courses. Matthew Tozer is currently at work on a song cycle for premiere in 2017. His most recent performances include his short opera Muller premiered by Vocalypse Productions, fingers premiered by TorQ Percussion, and Imitation is the Most Sincerest Form of Flattery premiered by the Toy Piano Composers.
Matthew is actively involved in the creation of new work through the collaborative process. His compositions have been work-shopped and/or performed by organizations and groups such as: TorQ Percussion, Pittsburgh Performance Innovation, Toy Piano Composers, The Bozzini String Quartet, The Erato Ensemble, The Atlas Ensemble, Charlotte New Music Festival, The International Low Brass Trio, The Strathcona Quartet, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, The Aventa Ensemble, The Vancouver International Song Institute, Soundstreams Canada, The Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, The Madawaksa String Quartet, the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute, Toronto Chamber Opera Productions, Pacific Opera Victoria, The Kindred Spirits Orchestra and other various ensembles.