Division: Keyboard Performance
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Office: E-208 HFAC
Dr. Brian Mathias has taught in the School of Music at BYU since 2014. Before joining the faculty at BYU, he was an adjunct faculty member at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and Associate Organist at Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Mathias’s responsibilities at BYU include teaching applied organ and carillon, as well as courses in hymn playing, keyboard harmony and improvisation, and organ literature. He also serves on the faculty of the annual BYU Organ Workshop, where he has taught courses on a variety of topics, including organ registration, organ literature, advanced pedal technique, and music theory.
Among Dr. Mathias’s recent solo performances are recitals at the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the LDS Conference Center (Salt Lake City, Utah), Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.), and Texas A&M International University (Laredo, Texas). He has competed on the international stage in a number of organ competitions, including the 2011 and 2014 Canadian International Organ Competitions and the 2010 Grand Prix de Chartres International Organ Competition.
He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas, where he studied organ with James Higdon and carillon with Elizabeth Berghout. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Brigham Young University, studying organ with Douglas Bush, and organ and carillon with Don Cook.
DMA, Organ Performance, University of Kansas, 2012
MM, Organ Performance, Brigham Young University, 2009
BM, Organ Performance, Brigham Young University, 2008
Basic Organ Skills (Music 115)
Organ Techniques and Literature (Music 116R)
Private Organ Instruction (Music 160R, 260R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R)
Private Carillon Instruction (Music 160R)
Organ Literature (Music 404A, 404B)
Organ Practicum (Music 466R)
Graduate Organ Literature (Music 505A, 505B)
Advanced Keyboard Harmony (Music 591)
BYU Organ Workshop