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B i o g r a p h y


Matthew holds Bachelor’s degrees in composition and piano performance from Boise State University and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in composition from the University of Utah. He has also studied trombone for many years and performed with a number of ensembles. His music has been performed throughout the United States at various concerts and festivals. Matthew enjoys music of many styles and genres, and that interest is often reflected in his compositions. They can vary from quite traditional to more complex, atonal works. He particularly enjoys writing for winds and brass and has a number of pieces published for solo instruments and small ensembles. Often times his work is influenced by the sweeping vistas of the American West, particularly Idaho and Utah.

Matthew currently teaches at the following institutions:

University of Utah - Adjunct Assistant Professor - Music Theory

Utah Valley University - Adjunct Faculty - Humanities

IvyTech Community College - Adjunct Faculty - Music Appreciation

Gifted Music School - Theory and Composition Faculty

Sandy Music Academy - Piano

When he is not teaching or working on music he is outdoors hiking and climbing mountains or spending time with family. He is also a published and awarded amateur landscape photographer.

Matthew is from Preston, Idaho, and currently resides in Midvale, Utah with his wife and kids.

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