Matthew Mason is a composer-pianist from Lincoln, Il., whose compositions fall into either of two categories: dark and somber (which sharply contrasts with his often-effervescent personality) or subtly humorous (which elucidates his often-effervescent personality). Most recently, his work Dancing with Van Gogh has been performed for a live concert broadcast in WQRT radio in conjunction with Big Car Collaborative in Indianapolis, IN.
Besides performing and composing, Matt has also appeared as a conductor, accompanist, and vocal coach.
Matt has been a featured composer and performer at the Illinois Wesleyan University Chamber Festival and for the Legacy Theatre in Springfield Illinois. At the latter, he was a member of their artistic team, directing their orchestra, accompanying, and coaching their performers in many regional theatrical premieres, including Musicals, Cabarets, and Operas, while also serving as the company's arranger.
Matt is also an educator, teaching piano and composition through the Butler Community Arts School and the YMCA Arts Program. In his free time, he enjoys writing horror stories, watching old movies, and officiating marriages.