Organist, composer, and astronomy educator Matthew Whitehouse has appeared in recitals throughout the United States, and his compositions have been performed in major European venues such as Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Sulpice in Paris. One of his major creative interests is engaging audiences in exploring connections between music and astronomy, an interest frequently reflected in his work as a composer and performer.
Dr. Whitehouse currently serves as Observatory Manager at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. He is active internationally as a speaker on music astronomy connections, and has given presentations at conferences of the American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and International Astronomical Union. His most recent international engagement is a September 2017 recital at Christ Church Cathedral in New Zealand. In addition to his responsibilities at the South Carolina State Museum, Dr. Whitehouse serves as Director of Music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Lexington, South Carolina. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from The University of Arizona and served as Director of Music at Christ the King 2010-2013.