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Dr Matthew Styles

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6065, Mobile: 041 626 0012, Email: m.styles@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3237
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6065
Mobile: 041 626 0012
Email: m.styles@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3237  

 

Matt is the coordinator of Bachelor of Music Honours, head of cross-genre saxophone studies and Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Background

Dr. Matt Styles has built a local and international career as a classical, jazz and ‘cross-over’ saxophonist, performing and teaching in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. With more than 25 years teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, Matt specializes in the interpretation, pedagogy and performance of classical, jazz and multi-genre or ‘cross-over’ works. The Western Australian, Singapore & Tasmanian Symphony and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s also utilize Matthew as their principal saxophonist. 

In 2004 Matthew received a Churchill Fellowship focusing on jazz and classical pedagogical and performance studies with Dr Otis Murphy and Dr Tom Walsh, Dr. Eugene Rousseau. Currently Dr Styles is Head of Classical and cross-genre saxophone department, leads 4th year Contemporary ensembles (Popular music. RnB, Soul and Fusion music), teaches Contemporary Music research, is Head of the Honours in Music program and supervises Honours, Master’s and Doctoral students.

In 2008, Styles completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at UWA discussing Schuller’s idea of Third Stream Music and the cross-genre works of Mark-Anthony Turnage. He has presenting his findings thoughout Australia and Asia and more recently, has been investigating a holistic approach to saxophone injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Awards and recognition

National and International awards

  • 2004 Churchill Fellowship

Research ares and interests

Dr Styles has research interests in cross-genre saxophone pedagogy, performance and interpretation techniques, as well as Third Stream Music categorisation and saxophone injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Music (Hons), The University of Western Australia.
  • Cert IV (Certificate IV), Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, The University of Western Australia, 2008.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Saxology: recasting third stream music for the saxophone ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2015,  $23,560.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Trezona, J., Styles, M., (2015), Converging Paths: Classical Articulation Study and the Jazz Saxophonist. Jazz Perspectives, 8(3), 259-280, Oxon, UK, DOI: 10.1080/17494060.2015.1089580.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Styles, M., (2014), Jinga, saxophone ensemble score. 13th Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, Manchester.
  • Styles, M., (2015), Mix't Trio - Cappuccino Concerts. Mix't: Cappuccino Concerts: Home by 11, Peppermint Grove Library.
  • Styles, M., (2015), WASO: Ravel's Bolero - Saxophone. Classics 8: Bolero, Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances. Morning Symphony 5 - Classics 7, Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Escapades. Trick or Treat, Music Auditorium, WAAPA.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Bernstein and Gershwin: WASO Classics 2. Classics 2: Bernstein and Gershwin, Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Fearful Symmetries, Hidden Love Song. Latitude New Music Festival, Astor Theatre.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Principal Saxophonist for WASO's Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet , Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Pixar in Concert with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Disney's Pixar in Concert , Dewan Filharmonik, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2014), Mix't Trio Recital. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA.
  • Styles, M., Scott, A., Bernard, S., (2014), Rite of Passage: Arrivee - Musical Director. Rite of Passage: Arrivee, WAAPA Music Auditorium.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Bizet L?Arlesienne - Princioal Saxophonist. Harold in Italy, Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day lecture recital.  Saxophone Day lecture recital, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, Manchester.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio - Integration. The St George's College Concert Series - Integration, St Georges Hall, St George's College, Perth.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Saxophone embouchure injury: multi-genre performance problems. Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference , Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio - Chamber Jam. Chamber Jam: Mix't Trio, Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio at Carey Baptist College. Mix't , Carey Baptist College Auditorium, Harrisdale.
  • Styles, M., Abbey, N., Perkins, M., Macdonald, G., (2013), Glyn MacDonald Group at the Ellington. Perth International Jazz Festival, Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio at WAAPA. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA.
  • Styles, M., Skinner, M., Pownall, L., McGowan, K., Boyd, A., (2013), Five Sax Orchestra at the Ellington., Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
  • Styles, M., (2013), The Wooden Prince. Bela Bartok Suite from the Wooden Prince Opus 13, Perth Concert Hall.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Compositional Techniques in Jinga (Rite of Passage). 13th Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, Manchester.
  • Styles, M., Skinner, M., Pownall, L., McGowan, K., Boyd, A., (2013), Five Sax Orchestra., Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
  • Styles, M., Tarr, C., Abby, N., Macdonald, G., (2012), Glyn MacDonald Quartet. 2012 JAZZWA Showcase , The Bakery, Northbridge.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., (2012), Walk in my shoes lunchtime concert. Mix't Duo, Octagon Theatre, UWA.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Bernstein's Prelude Fugue and Riffs. Little Red Riding Hood, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Carmichael, Travers and Debussy - Saxophone. Beat, The Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Australian Ballet's Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet, Burswood Theatre, Perth.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Boundaries - Turnage. Latitude - Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Inaugural New Music Festival, Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Saxophone Showcase - Director. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., (2012), Catalina, Nocturnal - Mixt. World Saxophone Congress XVI, Byre Theatre, St. Andrew's, Scotland.
  • Styles, M., Perissinotto, D., (2012), Churchill Fellowship Recital - Platti & Paulsson. Churchill Fellowship Recital, St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Horizons - Turnage. Latitude - Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Inaugural New Music Festival, Astor Theatre, Mt. lawley.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Rite of Passage. Rite of Passage, WAAPA Music Auditorium.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day Massed Saxophone Orchestra. Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day, Royal Northern College of Mmusic Concert Hall, Manchester.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Assembled - Music Director. Assembled, Music Auditorium, WAAPA.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Composer As Bricoleur: Notions Of Contemporary Opera In The Genesis Of A Short Film
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  Self-accompaniment And Improvisation In Solo Jazz Piano: Practice-led Investigations Of Assimilation, Ostinatos And 'hand Splitting'
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Application Of Konokol To Guitar Improvisation And Composition
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