Matthew Schumaker is a native of San Francisco, where he is based. He earned a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in 2015 where he studied with Professors Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian and Ken Ueno. His piece As I ride the late night freeways, for soprano and orchestra was premiered by the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in October, 2015 and an article about this work was subsequently published in The OM Composer’s Book 3.

Matthew is currently a Lecturer at UCB where he teaches courses on computer music and music perception and cognition.