Matt Hodge is an award-winning Kentucky-born composer currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hodge has worked with Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winners around the country. He has composed for feature films, including Dan Hunt's Mr. Angel (2014 Telly Award for Social Issue Documentary) which aired on NETFLIX and HULU. His television credits included the theme to MundoFox's Los Golden Boys, from executive producers Mario Lopez and Oscar De La Hoya, and music for PBS's Blind Love, with Emmy-winning director Patty Zagarella and Emmy-nominated composer Don DiNicola. He has scored several short films circuiting through international film festivals, including Jason Garrett's Girl(s) ("Best Drama Award" at the 2013 World Independent Film Expo), Tyler Horn's Typewriters, and Alejandro Rodriguez's In My Skin, starring Tommy Dorfman (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why) and Robbie Stubbs (Law & Order, As The World Turns). He has been selected to pitch music for brands such as Verizon and Schick Razors, and has ranked as a finalist/semifinalist seven times in international competitions (including multiple Top 10 placements internationally). Other scoring credits included a video presentation for Penguin Random House for their 2014 NYC celebrity gala event honoring Bette Midler and Barbara Walters, award-winning video game prototypes (including Penguin Panic -winner of "Best Solo Game Award" at 2015 LittleAwful Game Jam national gaming competition), podcasts, and commercials/promos for multiple universities. He is a frequent collaborator with Emmy-nominated composer Don DiNicola.
Hodge has worked with artists who have performed in several Broadway shows and singers previously seen on FOX's American Idol and NBC's The Sing-Off. Additionally, his contemporary vocal arrangements have been performed by over 600 schools, universities, and singing groups in all 50 states and in 31 countries spanning five continents (recent clients include Harvard University and the prestigious London Contemporary Voices). He is a professional composer/arranger for a cappella vocal groups (), having serviced hundreds of a cappella clients. Videos of singing groups performing Hodge's acappella arrangements have earned nearly 50 millions of views on Youtube.
Hodge has worked on projects that have received praise from The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Radio Disney, Fox & Friends, The Advocate, Variety, and MSN News.
Hodge currently teaches music and theatre at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. He has also worked with North Carolina State University, Campbellsville University, Lindsey Wilson College, Bellarmine College, Centre College, and University of Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Composition & Theory degree and a Master of Arts in Music degree from Campbellsville University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
He has co-designed several degrees currently being offered at Universities in multiple states, created curriculum for international studies, presented research at five international academic conferences, and has his work published in multiple scholarly books and journals (more publishing information coming soon).
Hodge is an annual judge for the Marvin Hamlisch International Film Score Competition; he has also served as a judge for Varsity Vocals International Acappella Competitions and Miss America qualifying competitions. He has been a board member of two non-profit arts organizations (one statewide and one international) and has received multiple awards for contributing music to various charities.
Hodge has been blessed to have traveled the world as an educator and artist. He has traveled internationally leading study abroad students, presenting research at academic conferences, and performing. His recent journeys have included Canada, The Bahamas, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium, and The Netherlands.