Matthew is a young composer currently residing in New York. He has completed commissions for individual musicians and full ensembles throughout the United States. In addition, he has written for films including PBS documentaries and award-winning shorts.
Matthew Tiramani holds an M.M. in Composition/Theory from the Pennsylvania State University, where he studied privately with Dr. Paul Barsom and worked as a Graduate Assistant in both Music Composition and Music Technology. He holds a B.M. in Music Composition from Susquehanna University, where he studied privately with Dr. Patrick Long for composition and Dr. Nina Tober for voice performance. He also earned a Music Technology minor during his time at Susquehanna.
Study abroad opportunities allowed Matthew to study voice performance with soprano Maria Claudia Bergantin, ocarina with Fabio Galliani, the director of the Budrio Ocarina Museum, and traditional Japanese instruments with Kouzan Oyama. Matthew is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. Matthew is an ASCAP artist.
Currently, Matthew serves as the Rooke Chapel Director of Music at Bucknell University. He is also pursuing a Ed.M. Degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. There, he studies composition with Richard Pearson Thomas.
Photography by Gordon Wenzel
and Jana Bontrager