Matt Steel

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Matthew Steel (Matt)
Professor, Music History
(269) 387-4682
(269) 387-1113
2313 Dalton Center, Mail Stop 5434
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School of Music
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • M.M., University of Michigan
  • B.M., University of Michigan

Matt Steel studied with scholars such as Gwynn McPeek, Leo Treitler, Hendrik van der Werf, David Crawford, Glenn Watkins, and William Malm. His areas of special interest include Medieval, Renaissance, early Twentieth Century, and Non-Western music. In the field of Medieval music, he has presented papers at state, national, and international conferences. Steel's publication record includes essays, articles, and reviews in various newspapers and professional periodicals and books. As a scholar of the National Endowment for the Humanities Medieval Lyric Institute, he has been involved in Institute projects and publications. He has taught at The University of Michigan (director of the Early Music Ensemble) and University of Michigan-Dearborn. Fellowships and grants have helped support Steel's research in France, Italy, Britain, Switzerland and Austria. Early music performance teachers include Enid Sutherland (viol), Michael Lynn (recorder), Bruce Dickey (ornamentation), and Edward Parmentier and Philip Brett (orchestral and choral).