B i o g r a p h y
Matt Silverberg is a percussionist, composer, educator, and video game enthusiast. His compositions have been performed internationally and have won awards. His Percussion Quintet Hypnotic Crystals was selected as a winner for the 2017 Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) New Music Festival. He has had numerous commissions ranging from percussion ensemble, chamber works, wind ensemble, and his latest being an orchestral piece commissioned by the Milwaukee Philharmonic. Matt also arranges video game music for the marimba, most notable is his arrangement Dragon Roost Island from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker which received over 48,000 views on facebook. He also composes for the marimba and has an EP of original Electro Pop Rock Marimba music titled Marimbtronics. As a performer, Matt has performed internationally, in numerous pit orchestras, at video game conventions, with the Heartland Marimba Ensemble and VocalEssence and has competed in the Great Plains International Marimba Competition where he was complimented on his tone and musicality. He was the featured music graduate at the Peck School of the Arts graduation convocation where he performed Joseph Schwantner's Velocities in May of 2017. Matt has extensive teaching experience ranging form beginners up to collegiate players and currently freelances and teaches in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. His ongoing endeavor of giving clinics to students, which highlights the importance and benefits of music, has been met with high praise and enthusiasm. His music is published through Leading Tones Publications and Heartland Marimba Publications. He has studied percussion with Fernando Meza, Phil Hey, Adam Rappel, Tom Wetzel, Carol Storniolo, and Cheryl Grosso and composition with Jonathan Monhardt and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. Matt received his MM from the University of Minnesota in Percussion Performance and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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