Dr. Matthew Schildt

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Website: http://www.matthewschildtmusic.com/Site/Home.html

A native of Long Island, New York, Matthew Schildt received a bachelor's degree in Music Technology and Music Composition from Lebanon Valley College and his Masters and Ph.D. in Music Theory/Composition from Kent State University.

At Adams State, Matthew teaches Music Theory, Composition, Aural Skills, Technology, and upper strings. He has taught Music Theory, Piano, American Music, and Music Technology courses at Kent State University, Hiram College, and the University of Akron.

An active composer, Matthew has written works for a variety of ensembles. His compositions have been performed at Society of Composers, Inc. and College Music Society conferences and have been played on radio stations in the United States and Germany. His composition Drift for string orchestra received the Kent State University Creative Arts Award in 2002.

Matthew has presented on diverse topics at various music conferences, including the International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music in Brighton, UK. He received awards for best graduate student presentation at the College Music Society, Great Lakes Chapter Conference and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference.

As a performer, Matthew has performed on viola and piano in various classical, folk, jazz, and rock settings. Matthew played piano on the soundtrack to the PBS documentary "Still Waiting: Life After Katrina" and currently performs with the Celtic group "Tripping Upstairs" featuring other ASU faculty members.

Dr. Schildt can be reached at (719) 587-7606 or mschildt@adams.edu