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Matthew J. Koraus

Adjunct Instructor of Music


BS, 2009, Hofstra Univ


Matthew Koraus (M.M., Composition, Manhattan School of Music, 2011; B.S., Music Theory and Composition, Hofstra University, 2009) is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Hofstra University, where he as been teaching since 2011.  He is also Director of Music Ministries for the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington, NY,  where he directs a 50-voice Adult Chorale and a 30-voice Youth Choir, produces an annual concert series, and accompanies the church’s numerous liturgies on two newly installed pipe organs by Sebastian Glück.

He has written an extensive amount of sacred music for both liturgy and concert, and a number of his liturgical works are published by CanticaNOVA Publications.

Matthew holds the Fellowship Certification from the American Guild of Organists, and was the 2013 winner of both the Fellowship Prize and the S. Lewis Elmer Award offered by the Guild. He also holds the Guild’s Choir Master Certification and was the 2015 winner of the Choir Master Prize.  He now serves as dean of the Suffolk Chapter AGO.

Matthew was a finalist in the 2014 National Competition in Organ Improvisation, and won the First Prize of the 2015 University of Michigan Improvisation Competition.

Matthew is a highly sought-after tenor, having worked with choirs at such Manhattan institutions as the Church of Saint Agnes, 43rd Street, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue. He is a founding member of the vocal quartet VOX AQUARUM.

Visit www.matthewkoraus.com for more information.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 071 HARMONY Undergraduate
MUS 072 HARMONY Undergraduate
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 153 18 CENT COUNTERPOINT Undergraduate