Dr. Silviya Mateva
Dr. Silviya Mateva,
Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory
Dr. Silviya Mateva graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Doctorate in Organ Performance in May 2016. In addition to teaching theory classes at OCU, she is the Director of Music Ministries and Organist at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore, OK.
Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Dr. Mateva started studying piano at the age of seven and has studied piano under the tutelage of Svetlana Kosseva and Michael Rickman. She studied organ with Velin Iliev before coming to the US in 2005. In 2008 Dr. Mateva received her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance (summa cum laude) from Stetson University’s School of Music, where she was a student of Boyd Jones. In addition to studying the organ with him, she also studied the harpsichord. She completed her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2010, where she studied with Hans Davidsson. While at Eastman, she took pedal clavichord lessons with Ulrika Davidsson. At OU Dr. Mateva studied organ with John Schwandt. While at OU she had an assistantship in the music theory department, where she taught aural skills and theory classes. Dr. Mateva’s doctoral dissertation focuses on theoretical analyses of the organ works of Rachel Laurin.
Dr. Mateva performs frequently in the community, as well as abroad. Some of her performances include an alumna recital at Stetson University, a recital for an Organ Historical Society National Convention, and recitals in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.