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Matthew Whitehouse Aligns Interest in Music, Astronomy

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As Observatory Manager at the South Carolina State Museum, Dr. Matthew Whitehouse is keeping busy with a few preparations for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st—he has even written a piece of music inspired by the event. The astronomy educator is also an organist and composer, and doesn’t mind taking an interdisciplinary approach when it comes to celestial phenomena. In fact, merging seemingly separate fields is one of his major interests.

SCPR’s Bradley Fuller shares highlights from a conversation with Matthew that aired on Thursday, March 2nd. The two spoke about the eclipse, the intersection of music and astronomy, and one of Matthew’s recent compositions, Corona (featured at the end of the interview).

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.