Matthew Tiramani

Composer, Songwriter, Educator, Guy

Matthew Tiramani is a musician 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 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.

Matthew also holds teaching certification and an Ed.M. degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. There, he also studied composition with Richard Pearson Thomas. Matthew is currently re-enrolled at the school, pursing a doctoral degree in Music and Music Education.

Currently, Matthew works in New York City as a middle school music teacher after previously working as a yearlong substitute music teacher in Pennsylvania. He also served as the Rooke Chapel Director of Music at Bucknell University from Fall 2017 to Fall 2022.

Photography by Gordon Wenzel and Jana Bontrager