Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory
DMA, The Hartt School
MM, Butler University
BA, Anderson University
Matthew Kennedy's music contains disarming simplicity, often seeking out dark places with an uninhibited wonder and spirit of exploration. His work has been performed on five continents and fifteen countries, receiving critical acclaim including honors and commissions from ASCAP, BMI, Opera on Tap, Boston Musica Viva, Hartford Opera Theater, bassist Robert Black, Dynamic Music Festival at NYU, as well as residencies at Marble House Project (VT), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Hambidge Center (GA), Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology (MI), The Horned Dorset Artist Colony (NY), Soaring Gardens Artist's Retreat (PA), and the Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities (CT). Recent activities include performances and lectures at Bowling Green New Music Festival, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, Aspen Composers Conference, New Music Gathering at Boston Conservatory, Duke University, University of Virginia, Constantinides New Music Ensemble (LSU), Florida Flute Association, Northwestern University New Music Conference, Fresh Inc. Festival, Tampa Homegrown Concert Series, and the North American Saxophone Alliance International Conference.
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Music Composition, Arranging/Orchestration, Music Pedagogy, Music Theory
mkenned1 [at] heidelberg.edu