Matt Hodge is a composer, teacher, and musician currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN COMPOSITION
Graduate Thesis: Media Scoring (Stage/Film/TV)
Vermont College of Fine Arts
MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSIC
Graduate Thesis: Musical Theatre Composition
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEORY & COMPOSITION
Undergraduate Thesis: Musical Theatre Composition
2015 HITRECord Short Film Score Competition competitor
2014 CINE International Film Score Competition competitor
2014 Christian Worldview Film Score Competition - FINALIST (Top 6)
2013 International Horror Hotel Film Score Competition - FINALIST (Top 13)
2013 CINE International Film Score Competition - SEMIFINALIST (Top 10)
2008 GMA Music in the Rockies International Music Competition - SEMIFINALIST (Top 7)
2007 GMA Music in the Rockies International Music Competition - SEMIFINALIST (Top 20)
2007 Paramount Songwriting National Contest - HONORABLE MENTION
2016-2018 Marvin Hamlisch International Film Score Competition
(Final round judges include Academy Award-winning composers)
2017 ICHSA Quarter Finals Competition
2013 Miss America Qualifying Competition
(Matt helped choose Jenna Day who went on to become Miss Kentucky
and a top 15 Finalist in the 2014 Miss America Pageant)
Disney 'World': The Westernization of World Music in EPCOT's "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth"
Social Science MDPI Academic Journal, Volume 7, Issue 8
"Finding a Home for Creativity: Drama Therapy with the Homeless."
2017 International Journal of Arts and Sciences International Conference, FHWien University, Vienna, Austria.
"Building a Theatre Department through Interdisciplinary Collaboration."
2017 NC Community College Fine Arts Conference, Salisbury, North Carolina.
"Shakespeare Behind Bars: Groundbreaking Drama Therapy in Criminal Rehabilitation."
2016 International Journal of Arts and Sciences International Conference, Harvard University.
"The Sound of Color (Collaboration Through Interdisciplinary Arts Technology)."
2014 International Arts in Society Conference, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
(In partnership with Dr. Frieda Gebert and Azucena Trejo-Williams)
"Creating Real Music with Mathematical Ideas."
2010 MATHfest National Mathematics Conference, Lexington, KY.
(In partnership with Dr. Duk Lee)
Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI-previously ASCAP affiliated)
National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA)
A cappella Education Association (AEA)
Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA)
Pi Kappa Lambda (Music National Honors Society)
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre National Honors Society)
Matt has traveled all over the world presenting research, touring with students, and embarking on academic cultural excursions. Recent journeys have included Canada, Ireland, England, The Bahamas, Austria, Turkey, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands. Upcoming journies include Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia.
In addition, as a composer and arranger, his music has been performed by hundreds of clients in all 50 states and in 30 countries spanning the five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.