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 and the large chamber version of Silver Filled Dreams
was featured on a panel at the MidWest Band Clinic in December of 2020.
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, and with professional groups
such as the Heartland Marimba Ensemble and VocalEssence. He has
performed on Iowa Public Radio and 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.
Check out his Instagram @marimbamatt913