mjb.jpg Matthew was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts where he began playing the drum set at the age of 10.  His early musical influences included jazz education in the public school system as well as playing the drums in the church band where his father was the pastor and mother led the band playing guitar or piano.   Matthew was fortunate to study with the late, great jazz drum instructor Alan Dawson, who happened to live just a few miles away in Lexington.  

Matthew begain composing music in high school and continued this pursuit at Indiana University where his mentor was Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström and his percussion teacher was Anthony Cirone.   Since 2006 Matthew has called the Pacific Northwest home residing in Seattle Washington.  


  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music 2003
  • Composition Teachers
    • Tom Baker: 2011-2012 Seattle, WA
    • Wayne Horvitz: 2011 Seattle, WA
    • Sven-David Sandström: 2000-2003 Indiana University
    • P.Q. Phan: 2002 Indiana University
  • Percussion Teachers
    • Anthony Cirone: 2001-2003
    • Alan Dawson: 1991-1993


  • Escape Sequence Violin, Cello, Piano, Drum set 2012 (8:00) – Seattle Composers’ Salon, recorded
  • Blankets & Bioluminescence Album 2012 – Published on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, etc.
  • Halloween March Full Orchestra 2011 (4:00) –Northwest Symphony Orchestra
  • Thrice Parting for Yangguan Orchestra 2011 (5:00) – Un-Premiered
  • Europa Lander Music Violin, Piano, Percussion 2007– Synchronicity Piano & Percussion Duo
  • Turtle Music Concert Band 2005 (8:00) – Indiana University Concert Band
  • Freight Train, 9 Percussionists 2005 – Indiana University Percussion Ensemble



IntelePeer, January 2012 – Present: Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance.  Automated and organized pricing systems. Designed, created and administered a robust SQL Server business intelligence system.


Foundations of the Unix Linux Environment, December 2010, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education.   Certificate in C#.net Development, September 2010, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education.   Certificate in SQL Server Development and Administration, June 2009, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education.   Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance.   Experience with VMWare Virtualization.