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 PhD 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.
Currently, Matthew serves at the University of Utah as an adjunct faculty member in the music theory area. He is also a member of the theory faculty of the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City.
When he is not teaching or working on music he is outdoors hiking and climbing mountains or spending time with family. Matthew is from Preston, Idaho and currently resides in Midvale, Utah with his wife and kids.