Matthew Carlton


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This work was premiered at 2018-2019 Philharmonia No. 2 on October 27 and 28, 2018.


Matthew Carlton is a native of Naples, Florida. His interest in composition began his freshman year of high school and in fall of 2012 Mr. Carlton entered the Bachelor of Music in Composition degree program at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton. While at Lynn he studied with Professor Thomas L. McKinley and received his BM in spring 2016. He also completed his Master's Degree at Lynn in spring 2018. In fall 2018, Mr. Carlton was selected for the Society of Composers & Lyricists Mentorship program in Los Angeles where he receives instruction from various professional composers in the entertainment industry.

Some major influences on his music include folk and non-Western music, the American classical tradition, minimalism, and electronic music. Mr. Carlton has a strong interest in film scoring and scored the documentary A Presidential Debate: Backstage Pass for Lynn University’s Communications Department and also wrote music for the short film Distance, which had its Florida premiere at the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. He is also currently working on scores for other film and video game projects.

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