Matthew Schreibeis is an American composer based in Hong Kong.

Sandburg Songs CD Release

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Sandburg Songs has been released on Albany Records. My portrait CD features the renowned soprano Tony Arnold with Zohn Collective and conductor Tim Weiss in my large-scale song cycle based on Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems, along with four other chamber works that span a… Read more →

Inner Truth in Florida

I’m very happy to hear that Eunmi Ko will be performing Inner Truth at the Swan City Piano Festival in Florida this June. Eunmi has been championing this work, which I wrote as part of a larger series of commissions… Read more →

Music and Language Book Chapter

I was happy to receive a copy of the new book, Crossing Borders, Making Connections: Interdisciplinarity in Linguistics (Allison Burkette and Tamara Warhol, editors), in the mail today. This volume, published by De Gruyter, features a chapter I co-authored with… Read more →

immaus in Tampa

My solo violin work, immaus, will be performed by violinist Sini Virtanen during the New Music Festival and Symposium at the University of South Florida in Tampa in March.  I’m especially grateful that my work will be included as part… Read more →

Mise-en Update

With the uncertainties of the pandemic, it’s not surprising that many performing arts groups are being forced to cancel or reschedule events. With this in mind, I’ve learned that the premiere of my work, Parallel Lives, as part of the… Read more →

Ditson Fund Award

I’m so pleased to learn that my upcoming portrait CD with Albany Records has received funding from the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University.  I expect the CD to be out later this spring and am so impressed with… Read more →

Mise-en Festival 2020

I’m very pleased to be one of seven composers from around the world selected to compose a new work for New York City-based ensemble mise-en for this year’s Mise-en Festival, to take place June 23-28 in New York.  My planned work is… Read more →

Musical Reunions in Hong Kong

Over the last two weeks, the stars have aligned, and three old friends descended upon Hong Kong to once again prove how small the music world really is.  To begin, percussionist Sean Connors of Third Coast Percussion was in town… Read more →

Kinetic Attractions in Tampa

I’m very happy that my percussion quartet, Kinetic Attractions, has been selected for performance by McCormick Percussion Group, Robert McCormick, director, during the International New Music Festival at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, this coming April.  This will… Read more →

Rands’ Dream Premiere

As I prepare to head back to Hong Kong, I wanted to offer some overall thoughts, a review of sorts, on the premiere of Bernard Rands’ Dream with the Chicago Symphony and Music Director Riccardo Muti. This is a mature… Read more →

Rands in Conversation

By now settled in to the Chicago chill, I’ve had a chance to speak with Bernard Rands and for both of us to hear the first rehearsal of his new work, Dream, with the Chicago Symphony and Music Director Riccardo… Read more →

Recording in Progress

It has taken me a bit longer than I expected, but I am nearing the end of the editing process of my upcoming CD for Albany Records.  The recording, which took place last summer at Oberlin, is sounding great, but… Read more →

Inner Truth at USF

I’m very happy to learn that Eunmi Ko will be performing the work I wrote for her, Inner Truth, as part of her faculty recital at the University of South Florida.   Eunmi has recently performed the work at the San… Read more →

Resonant Memories in Ann Arbor

I’ve received word from Tiffany Ng that she’ll be performing my carillon work, Resonant Memories, during her faculty recital as part of the 59th Annual University of Michigan Organ Conference on September 30 in Ann Arbor.  The theme of the… Read more →

Inner Truth Video

I’ve received a link to video of pianist Eunmi Ko’s recent performance of Inner Truth at the Dot the Line Festival at Ewha Womans University in Seoul.  What a pleasure it is to remember this excellent interpretation!  I’m so pleased… Read more →

Inner Truth in Serbia

I’ve received word from pianist Eunmi Ko that she’ll be performing my work, Inner Truth, at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia on June 29.  Eunmi recently presented the work in Seoul and will be performing it in… Read more →

On David Del Tredici

Last week’s events with the Albany Symphony and David Alan Miller, including the premiere of my work, Unite in Song, were too big to fit into just one post, so I wanted to say a bit about the distinguished American… Read more →

Albany Symphony Premiere

For the last week I’ve had the pleasure of working with musicians of the Albany Symphony and their music director, David Alan Miller, as part of the Orchestrating in the 21st Century Workshop and American Music Festival at the Experimental… Read more →

Dot the Line Festival in Seoul

I’ve concluded a brief but meaningful 2-day stay in Seoul.  Having come to know this place quite well over the years, I always look forward to its energy, delicious food, and warm people.  During this visit, I enjoyed a deeply… Read more →

Bird by Bird

During all my composition lessons in graduate school, one of the few concrete pieces of advice I can recall is being told by composer James Primosch that I should read Anne Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird.  Now, more than ten… Read more →

Unite in Song

The conclusion of The Keyboard in the 21st Century means I finally had some time to finish my new Albany Symphony commission.  Part of this year’s American Music Festival, “Sing Out, New York!”, celebrating the city’s role in civil rights… Read more →

Keyboard in the 21st Century in Review

After months of preparation, thousands of e-mails, and numerous rehearsals, our two-day international composition conference, The Keyboard in the 21st Century, concluded with great success.  It featured all 7 HKBU faculty composers, a dozen guest composers, and 13 musicians in… Read more →