Matthew Middleton

Organist / Conductor

Bio / Resume



Matthew Middleton is the Organist and Choir Director at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Kentucky, and the author of Choral Accompaniment at the Organ, a website and pedagogical method for organists.

Dr. Middleton has performed throughout the United States and United Kingdom; at Bristol, Chichester, Lincoln, Norwich, St. David’s, and Worcester Cathedrals in the UK; at the National Cathedral, National Shrine, Loyola University Chicago, The Princeton Festival 2013, and elsewhere in the U.S.; and as organ or piano soloist with the symphony orchestras of Indiana University, Gonzaga University, Cameron University, and Missoula, Montana.

His recordings have aired on KUT Austin, WUOL Louisville, WWFM Trenton, and on the nationally-syndicated public radio show, With Heart and Voice. He can be heard weekly in broadcasts of cathedral services on WICR Indianapolis.

Previously, Matthew worked as a music director in Bethlehem, Palestine, a music teacher in Cairo, Egypt, as organ scholar at Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe Church in England, as the assistant organist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, and most recently as Associate Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis.

He holds degrees from Indiana University (DM, MM), Boston University (MM, Music Ed.), the University of Texas at Austin (BM), and the AAGO diploma. He studied organ repertoire with Janette Fishell and Frank Speller, and organ improvisation with Bruce Neswick and Jeffrey Smith.


Bristol Cathedral, England
Cameron University Civic Symphony, Lawton, Oklahoma
Chichester Cathedral, England
Christ Church, Broad Street, Bristol, England
Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana
Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, Palestine
First United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, Spokane, Washington
Hope Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra (Saint-Saëns Symphony III)
Lincoln Cathedral, England
Loyola University, Chicago
Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Missoula, Montana
National Cathedral, Washington, DC
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
Norwich Cathedral, England
The Princeton Festival 2013, New Jersey
St. Andrew’s United Church, Cairo, Egypt
St. Austin Catholic Parish, Austin, Texas
St. Louis Catholic Church, Austin, Texas
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, California
St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol, England
St. David’s Cathedral, Wales
Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Washington, Indiana
Worcester Cathedral, England

Professional Memberships

American Choral Directors Association
American Guild of Organists
Association of Anglican Musicians
Church Music Institute
Royal School of Church Music in America