A native of Maryland, Matthew H. Corl, AAGO/CAGO (b. 1965) is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where he received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music in 1987. His teachers at Westminster included Joan Lippincott (organ), Robin Leaver (Church Music), and Allen Crowell (choral conducting). Matthew also attended the Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he was an organ student of Dr. Paul Davis. Matthew also earned the Associate and Colleague certificates from the AMerican Guild of Organists.
Matthew was a Carl F. Mueller Scholar in Church Music Composition while a student at Westminster and was a finalist in the Choral Composition Competition at Ithaca Colleage in 1989. Three of his compositions for organ were included in the Bayoubuchlein collection specially published for the 2016 convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, Texas. Matthew is also a commisioned composer for the Oxford Hymn Settings for Organ series and the Concordia Hymn Preludes for Piano series. His compositions for organ, choirs and instruments are published by several major publishers.