Matthew is a musician, composer, songwriter and teacher. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2003 with a degree in music composition and has dedicated himself since to creating beautiful music and helping other artists and students create theirs. He's enjoyed music directing a number of works with The House Theatre of Chicago, including The Nutcracker (2010-2016), The Revel (2015), and their upcoming work, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz. As a composer, his work has appeared in two short films, two plays and in one feature-length zombie horror flick. In 2013, he produced and released a full-length album of his songs with his band, The Live Debate!. He looks forward to underscoring Psychonaut Librarians for The New Colony in 2017 and continues to work on his first original musical Lucifer.