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Matthew Koraus

M atthew Koraus is a composer of vocal and instrumental music active in the greater New York area. He has written an extensive amount of sacred music for both liturgy and concert.

Mr. Koraus presently serves as the Director of Music Ministries for the Church of Saint Patrick in Huntington, NY, where he is overseeing the installation of two new organs by the Gluck Organ Company. He is also an adjunct professor of music at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, where he teaches Keyboard Harmony.

Matthew holds the Master of Music degree in Composition from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied composition with Mark Stambaugh, and organ with Walter Hilse. Additionally, he holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Theory and Composition from Hofstra University, where he studied composition with Chandler Carter and David Lalama; voice with Gregory Mercer, and harpsichord with Sonia Grib. His initial organ studies were with Michael Bower, of Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY.

He is also an accomplished tenor, having worked with choirs at such Manhattan institutions as the Church of Saint Agnes, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and Saint Thomas Church.

He holds the Fellowship Certification from the American Guild of Organists, and is the 2013 winner of both the Fellowship Prize and the S. Lewis Elmer Award offered by the Guild. Matthew serves as sub-dean of the Suffolk Chapter AGO, as well as treasurer of the Nassau Chapter. Matthew has been chosen as one of the five semifinalists for the 2014 National Competition in Organ Improvisation at the AGO National Convention in Boston (June 2014). He lives on Long Island, NY with his wife and frequent collaborator, Debbie.

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