Matthew Ricketts

Core Lecturer, Music Humanities

Matthew Ricketts (b. 1986) is a Canadian composer based in NYC. He earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University's Schulich School of Music (Honours Composition, Theory), studying with Chris Paul Harman, Brian Cherney and John Rea. In 2017, he completed his DMA in Composition at Columbia, where he studied with George Lewis and Fred Lerdahl. He is a Core Lecturer in Music Humanities at Columbia.

Matthew's music typically engages with text-music relationships, quotation, impersonation and ekphrasis. For more information please visit

Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition