Matthew Whitehouse

Organist and composer Matthew Whitehouse is a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he studies with the acclaimed composer/performer Pamela Decker and holds the Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Scholarship in organ performance. A former student of Jackson-area musicians Sandra Polanski and Judy Sclater, Whitehouse holds the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Arizona and completed undergraduate studies in organ and composition at the University of South Carolina. Whitehouse serves as organist and choir director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sierra Vista, Arizona, where he oversees all aspects of the parish music program. In addition to his work as an organist, composer, and church musician, Whitehouse is a member of the instructional staff of the University of Arizona Astronomy Camp and assists with education and public outreach programs at Kitt Peak National Observatory.