Cameron McArthur

Composer / Performer / Transcriber / Arranger / Educator



Hi there! I'm Cameron, a composer and multi-instrumentalist, working across a number of different disciplines. As a composer of contemporary classical music, I make music that explores ideas relating to memory, perceived meaning, interdisciplinary practice, and processes of transformation. I write music for standalone concerts, but also for theatre productions, art installations, short movies, and just about anything else!

I studied for both a BA and an MA in Music at the University of York, achieving 1st Class Honours with Distinction in both cases. In October 2020, I will begin a PhD in Composition at the same university under the supervision of Thomas Simaku.

As a performer, I am predominantly a jazz musician, meaning I can frequently be found playing piano, trumpet, or bass guitar at jazz jams and private functions around Yorkshire and the North East(although I'm also involved in contemporary classical performance, theatre production, and function band work). I co-direct a professional 11-piece jazz/funk/soul/groove band - 'Paul McArthur's Kings of Cool'. I am the lead arranger and keyboard player for the group - head to their website for more information!

In addition to all of this work, I'm an arranger, transcriber, music educator, and occasional conductor - plenty of things to keep me occupied!

If you would like to know more about each of these different disciplines and what I'm getting up to, use the navigator at the top of the page to explore my site, or follow the links in the gallery below.

If you have any questions that aren't answered on here, please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'll be happy to help!


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If you have any questions, or want any further information, just send a message and I'll do my best to help!


©2020 by Cameron McArthur