Matthew Haislip's varied influences as a composer include such composers as Igor Stravinsky, John Adams, Bernard Herrmann, Henryk Gorecki, Claude Debussy, Leoš Janáček, Sergei Prokofiev, Ludwig van Beethoven, Caroline Shaw, Henry Cowell, Francis Poulenc, Philip Glass, Reynaldo Hahn, Howard Blake, Jennifer Higdon, John Williams, Gustav Mahler, Giacomo Puccini, Judith Weir, Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Messiaen, Wendy Mae Chambers, Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Jean Sibelius, Dora Pejačević, Wojciech Kilar, Arvo Pärt, Lili Boulanger, and Maurice Ravel, as well as such jazz/rock/popular music influences as Yes, Genesis, Phil Keaggy, Keane, Rick Wakeman, Camel, Stan Kenton, Vince Gauraldi, Billy Joel, Victor Wooten, ABBA, John Coltrane, Paul McCartney, Petra, Vangelis, Bill Evans, and Daft Punk.
Celebration Fanfare for horn ensemble (2018)
Brass Quintet No. 1 in D major (2015)
Ten Character Studies for Horn (2015)
Two Etudes for Piano (2009)