Mathew Rosenblum is a composer who’s music is a synthesis of diverse musical elements derived from classical, jazz, rock, and world music traditions. He seeks to explore how seemingly independent musical voices and traditions may be woven together into a newly expressive whole. Rosenblum’s works have been performed throughout the United States, South America, and Europe including the ISCM World Music Days in Oslo, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, and the Bing Theater in LA. His honors include four Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Music Fellowship Grants, a Heinz Endowments Creative Heights Award, and two Fromm Foundation Commissions.
He received degrees in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and Princeton University and is currently Professor of composition and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh where he also co-directs the Music on the Edge new music series.