Stillman Matheson

Stillman Matheson


Stillman is on leave; current faculty are listed here.

"Stillman was great. He is very considerate and encouraging." Participant, 2016 LFM camp

"A wonderful coach both musically and personally." Participant, 2016 LFM camp

A native of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Stillman Matheson has had an interesting and varied career as an organist, conductor, church musician, and teacher. He was educated at Mount Allison and McGill Universities, as well as the University of Alberta, which granted him a Doctor of Music degree in 1997. He has been the recipient of many awards including a New Brunswick Arts Award, a University of Alberta PhD Dissertation Fellowship, and grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

As well, he completed a Certification Year in Music Education at Dalhousie University and holds a valid teacher’s licence. Dr. Matheson has taught music to all ages and in many settings, including public school and university, child and adult beginners, and classes for seniors. He enjoys teaching piano, theory, and history at all levels and to students of all ages, and his students have had excellent results with their Royal Conservatory examinations.

A strong advocate of new music for the organ, Mr. Matheson has commissioned and premiered several new works for the instrument, and his collaboration with the Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society led to the release of a solo organ compact disc, Acclamations: Canadian Organ Music in 2003. William Zagorski wrote in Fanfare Magazine that this recording “makes my head swim in the most delightful of ways”, and that he found Mr. Matheson to be a “technically impeccable and enthusiastic player.”

At the present, Mr. Matheson is the Principal Musician for the Avon-Thames Family of Parishes in Stratford, Ontario.


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