Matthew Schreibeis is an American composer based in Hong Kong.

Toolbox Percussion Lecture

This summer I’m working with a talented group of young composers at the Toolbox Percussion International Creative Academy. Led by percussionist Louis Siu, Toolbox is one of the leading new music groups in Hong Kong, combining performances, educational, and outreach activities. Next week I’ll be giving a talk to the… Read more →

Noticing on WUSF

Tune in to WUSF’s Modern Notebook on May 1 at 8pm EST for a broadcast of my duo, Noticing, as performed by clarinetist Sammy Lesnick and violinist Hanna Hurwitz.  The recording is from my Albany Records portrait CD. Read more →

Central Florida Lecture

Yesterday concluded my mini college tour with a virtual visit to the University of Central Florida, where I presented two of my works to undergraduate composers under the guidance of my friend, composer Alex Burztos.  Just like my visits to… Read more →

Buffalo Masterclass and Lecture

The last few days have been a whirlwind but a positive one.  It was an absolute pleasure to present my work at Eastman.  What talented and inquisitive young people these students were.  I was also able to spend time with… Read more →

Eastman Lecture

Over the next week I’ll be doing a small college tour with two in-person and one virtual visit.  The first stop is Rochester, my current locale, where I am presenting my work to the students in the Composition Symposium this… Read more →

Sandburg Songs Review

“Schreibeis’ notes leap in divergent directions into a mysteriously poignant realm…landscapes that dissolve one into the other…” Thanks to Raul da Gama and The WholeNote in Toronto for this review of Sandburg Songs. Those of you in Ontario can pick… Read more →

Incantation in Rehearsal

It’s always a pleasure to hear one’s work played well but even more so in the continuing era of Covid-19.  Yesterday I enjoyed listening to a rehearsal of my duo, Incantation, by violinist Euna Kim and violist William Lane at… Read more →

In Memoriam George Crumb

George Crumb (1929-2022). Often imitated. Never duplicated. We feel your music in our bodies as much as we hear it through our ears. From some primal state, it communicates with us directly, the way we experience Nature or the Spirit… Read more →

immaus in Finland

Finnish friends: look out for a performance of my solo violin work, immaus, scheduled for December 12 at the Sibelius Music Institute in Hämeenlinna. The work will be presented by violinist Sini Virtanen, who did a splendid job with it… Read more →

Parallel Lives Premiere

Last night I enjoyed the premiere of my new work, Parallel Lives, by ensemble mise-en at their venue in Brooklyn.  The performance was wonderful, and it was especially meaningful to hear my work live for the first time since the… Read more →

For Your Consideration

Very happy that Sandburg Songs, my 2016 song cycle on texts from Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems, is on the first ballot for Best Contemporary Composition in this year’s Grammy Awards. Making this recording on Albany Records was a real labor… Read more →

In Steven’s World

I’ve spent the last two months at the Library of Congress going through the Steven Stucky Papers as part of a 2-year funded research project from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.  What began as a planned one-month visit turned… Read more →

Kent State Lecture

I’m looking forward to speaking with students at Kent State University this coming Monday, October 3! When speaking with students, I find it useful to think a bit about how we learn to compose and how our backgrounds and early… Read more →

Sandburg Songs on WUSF

My 2016 song cycle, Sandburg Songs, part of my recent portrait CD release, will be featured on this week’s Modern Notebook on WUSF in Tampa. Tune in to hear Tony Arnold, Zohn Collective, and conductor Tim Weiss this Sunday, September 26, starting at 8pm… Read more →

ensemble mise-en Premiere

I’m happy to confirm that my new work for ensemble mise-en, Parallel Lives, will be premiered on October 28 in New York.  This work was one of six that were selected from a worldwide call-for-proposals as part of the mise-en… Read more →

Stucky at the Library of Congress

After significant delays due to Covid, I’m on my way to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to begin archival research on the music of my former teacher, the late Steven Stucky (1949-2016).  My work is part of a… Read more →

They Say on WUSF

Tune in to Modern Notebook on WUSF this Sunday night at 8pm EST to hear Dieter Hennings perform my guitar work, They Say. This 3-movement work is part of my recent Albany Records portrait CD release. Thanks to host and… Read more →

James Primosch (1956-2021)

My former teacher and dissertation advisor, James Primosch, has died, age 64. Jim was an honest, warm, caring, compassionate human being, and I will miss him. I learned the music of many wonderful composers through him: Davidovsky, Perle, Martino, and… Read more →

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… 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 →

Steven Stucky’s “Patterns of Influence”

I’m very happy to have been awarded a General Research Fund (GRF) Grant from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council to support research on the orchestral work of my former teacher, the late Steven Stucky.  The GRF Grant is the most… 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 →