Matt Frey

The music of Brooklyn-based composer Matt Frey creates intimately sentimental sonic worlds inflected with churning rhythms, minimalist-like textures, and extended moments of restless tension. Frey is the recipient of a 2019-21Composers & the Voice fellowship with The American Opera Project. His vocal works comprise song cycles, musical theater, and opera, and have been performed and workshopped across the U.S. and in Canada at festivals and programs including Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers, Opera From Scratch, the John Duffy Composers Institute, and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. His instrumental music includes works for orchestra and wind ensemble as well as many chamber works and has been commissioned and presented by ensembles including the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Synergy Percussion, and the JACK String Quartet. He is a graduate of the masters program in Music Composition at New York University where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe.