Matt Weber, born in 1981 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, started composing in the year 2000 while a student at Simon’s Rock College of Bard with Professor Laurence Wallach.
After transferring to Brown University, he became involved in the student-run Original Music Group there. He wrote many pieces for OMG’s concerts and eventually became president of that organization during the 2003-2004 academic year.
Despite majoring in two fields unrelated to music, Matt took many music classes, including courses in counterpoint, orchestration, and modern music history with composition professor Gerald Shapiro. When Matt graduated, he became the only non-music major ever to earn the Brown Music Department’s Ron Nelson Award for Excellence in Composition.
Later, during the 2006-7 academic year, he studied composition with David Del Tredici at City College of New York. Then, Matt enrolled in a Master’s program in Composition at Hunter College, which he completed in the spring of 2010. His composition teachers there were Shafer Mahoney (classical) and Ryan Keberle (jazz).
Personal website: www.mattwebersmusic.wordpress.com