2016 Pew Fellowship


I’m deeply honored to be the recipient of a 2016 Pew Fellowship from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This recognition for my work as a composer, performing artist, curator, and producer is especially meaningful, as The Pew Center has supported some of the PRISM Quartet’s most ambitious projects, including Heritage/Evolution, Color Theory, and Breath […]

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June 4, 7, 11, 12 in NYC and PHL: World Premiere of COLOR THEORY with PRISM / Sō Percussion / Partch


This project has been nearly three years in the making.  Hope to see all of my NYC and Philly friends at the concerts! —Matt World Premiere COLOR THEORY: Saxophones & Percussion PRISM, SŌ PERCUSSION and PARTCH (East Coast Debut) Premiere new works written for them by STEVEN MACKEY, KEN UENO and STRATIS MINAKAKIS For centuries, visual artists have used color theory to […]

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April 17 and 18 Concerts with NNM Celebrating Milton Babbitt


I look forward to joining the wonderful Network for New Music ensemble in two concerts titled “All the Things He Was: Celebration of the Life and Ideas of Milton Babbitt.” We’ll be performing Babbitt’s All Set, as well as Laura Karpman’s Now All Set. (Karpman was a student of Babbitt.) The full program: Milton BABBITT: Philomel Ah Young […]

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PRISM gives 15 world premieres in NYC, Philly and Ann Arbor in March


In March 2016, the PRISM Quartet concertizes in Philadelphia, New York City, and Ann Arbor with programs that feature guest appearances by piano virtuoso Marilyn Nonken, and jazz saxophone greats Diego Rivera and Andrew Bishop. The programs include world premieres of 15 new works by a stunning line-up of composers. Click here for videos of the composers talking about their new works […]

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Free Entrepreneurship Consultations with Matt Available to Philadelphia Artists at Corzo Center


The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts has invited me to return for a second year of one-on-one consultations with professional artists starting or growing businesses. Consultations are by appointment and in-person only, free, and open to the public. The Corzo Center has an amazing roster of consultants to discuss a […]

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Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 Makes Four End-of-Year Lists


The PRISM Quartet’s most recent album, Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 1 (innova) was named on several end-of-year lists for best recording of 2015. Thanks for listening, and for all of your support! textura #3 Top 20 Albums of 2015 One of the best things about PRISM Quartet’s 2015 double-CD set is its implicit promise of a second […]

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Temple University Saxophone Ensemble


I enjoyed my first semester of teaching saxophone at Temple University. We formed a sax octet for the first time in Temple’s history. The group made its world debut on December 1st at Rock Hall in a program featuring music by Ellwood Derr, Jennifer Higdon, and yours truly. The group performs again on Wednesday, March 23rd as part […]

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PRISM Quartet in NYC for Two Concerts in January


PRISM performs Julia Wolfe’s “Cha” on the New Works concert at Chamber Music America’s National Conference on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 8 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music located at 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018. The concert is free and open to the public. Check with CMA at www.chamber-music.org […]

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