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Matthew Steynor, a native of Britain, has been Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral since Fall 2007. As Director of Music he directs and accompanies the Cathedral Choir, as well the Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida, which he co-founded in 2008. A frequent solo recitalist, Mr Steynor is well-known for his organ transcriptions on Trinity's versatile instrument; his performance and transcription of Respighi's "Trittico Botticelliano" can be viewed here. He has played all the major instruments in the area in solo recitals, liturgies, conventions and workshops for organizations such as the Church Music Association of America and the American Guild of Organists.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University (U.K.), where he earned a Master of Arts degree and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. He was an organ scholar at Queens’ College, where he was jointly responsible for the music in the college chapel for three years. Four recordings were made during this tenure, which received outstanding reviews in highly respected music journals and are available on iTunes. Prior to coming to Trinity Cathedral Mr Steynor worked at Great St Mary's in Cambridge, UK, St Thomas Episcopal Parish in Coral Gables, FL and Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas, where he lived for two years. He was recently honored with the "Spirit of Absalom Jones Award" from the Miami Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians.
In addition to his duties at Trinity Cathedral, Mr Steynor worked reguarly with the Master Chorale of South Florida and Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir for six seasons. He has been heard on the nationally syndicated Minnesota Public Radio show Pipedreams, and in 2008 was one of fifty choirmasters selected to participate in BBC Music Magazine’s worldwide “Fifty Greatest Carols” survey.