Shirlaw, Matthew, 1873-1961

Matthew Shirlaw was the first recipient in Scotland of a degree in music after examination, awarded by any Scottish University.
He was presented with his degree of Mus. Bac. by Professor Niecks, Reid Professor of Music,  at the first graduation ceremony to be held in the new McEwan Hall at the University of Edinburgh, on 13th April 1898.

He published 'The Theory of Harmony' in 1900 and went on to assist with teaching in the new Faculty of Music at the University of Edinburgh.
 

Instrument(s)/responsibility:
organ

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Historical Concert Wednesday, January 24, 1906 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Wednesday, January 23, 1907 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Annual Reid Concert 1907 Wednesday, February 13, 1907 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Annual Reid Concert 1908 Thursday, February 6, 1908 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Wednesday, November 11, 1908 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Wednesday, March 10, 1909 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Annual Reid Concert 1910 Wednesday, February 23, 1910 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Friday, December 8, 1911 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Wednesday, January 29, 1913 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Annual Reid Concert 1914 Wednesday, February 11, 1914 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Annual Reid Concert 1915 Wednesday, January 20, 1915 University Music Class Room Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Reid Historical Concert Friday, February 4, 1916 University Music Class Room Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940