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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 throughout 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 with Second Class Honours, The University of Western Australia.
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, 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, Routledge, 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, Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Styles, M., (2016), Adaptation of Symphonic Orchestral Performance Practices for the saxophone. Various events with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dewan Filharmonik, Malaysia, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Styles, M., (2016), Nemesis. Pipe Organ Plus: Nemesis, St Patrick?s Basilica, Fremantle , Pipe Organ Plus.
  • Styles, M., (2015), WASO: Ravel's Bolero - Saxophone. Classics 8: Bolero, Perth Concert Hall, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2015), Mix't Trio - Cappuccino Concerts. Mix't: Cappuccino Concerts: Home by 11, Peppermint Grove Library, Cappuccino Concerts.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances. Morning Symphony 5 - Classics 7, Perth Concert Hall, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Bizet L?Arlesienne - Principal Saxophonist. Harold in Italy, Perth Concert Hall, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Bernstein and Gershwin: WASO Classics 2. Classics 2: Bernstein and Gershwin, Perth Concert Hall, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Fearful Symmetries, Hidden Love Song. Latitude New Music Festival, Astor Theatre, WASO.
  • Styles, M., Scott, A., Bernard, S., (2014), Rite of Passage: Arrivee - Musical Director. Rite of Passage: Arrivee, WAAPA Music Auditorium, Matthew Styles.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2014), Mix't Trio Recital. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA, Matthew Styles.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Principal Saxophonist for WASO's Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet , Perth Concert Hall, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Pixar in Concert with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Disney's Pixar in Concert , Dewan Filharmonik, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Styles, M., (2014), Escapades. Trick or Treat, Music Auditorium, WAAPA, Classical Music Department, WAAPA.
  • 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, Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Styles, M., Skinner, M., Pownall, L., McGowan, K., Boyd, A., (2013), Five Sax Orchestra., Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Day lecture recital.  Saxophone Day lecture recital, Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music.
  • 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, St Georges College.
  • 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, Northstreet Music.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio at Carey Baptist College. Mix't , Carey Baptist College Auditorium, Harrisdale, Carey Baptist College.
  • Styles, M., Abbey, N., Perkins, M., Macdonald, G., (2013), Glyn MacDonald Group at the Ellington. Perth International Jazz Festival, Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Glyn MacDonald Group.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., Tanner, P., (2013), Mix't Trio at WAAPA. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., Skinner, M., Pownall, L., McGowan, K., Boyd, A., (2013), Five Sax Orchestra at the Ellington., Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., (2013), The Wooden Prince. Bela Bartok Suite from the Wooden Prince Opus 13, Perth Concert Hall, ABC FM.
  • Styles, M., Tarr, C., Abby, N., Macdonald, G., (2012), Glyn MacDonald Quartet. 2012 JAZZWA Showcase , The Bakery, Northbridge, JAZZWA and WAM.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., (2012), Walk in my shoes lunchtime concert. Mix't Duo, Octagon Theatre, UWA, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Bernstein's Prelude Fugue and Riffs. Little Red Riding Hood, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Carmichael, Travers and Debussy - Saxophone. Beat, The Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle, Pipe Organ Plus.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Australian Ballet's Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet, Burswood Theatre, Perth, Australian Ballet.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Boundaries - Turnage. Latitude - Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Inaugural New Music Festival, Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley, WASO.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Saxophone Showcase - Director. Classical Tuesdays, Music Auditorium, WAAPA, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., Pinto, A., (2012), Catalina, Nocturnal - Mixt. World Saxophone Congress XVI, Byre Theatre, St. Andrew's, Scotland, World Saxophone Congress.
  • Styles, M., Perissinotto, D., (2012), Churchill Fellowship Recital - Platti & Paulsson. Churchill Fellowship Recital, St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Churchill Fellowship.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Horizons - Turnage. Latitude - Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Inaugural New Music Festival, Astor Theatre, Mt. lawley, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.
  • 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, Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Styles, M., (2013), Rite of Passage. Rite of Passage, WAAPA Music Auditorium, Matt Styles.
  • Styles, M., (2012), Assembled - Music Director. Assembled, Music Auditorium, WAAPA, Matt Styles.

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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