Matthew Schoendorff is a member of the music theory and composition faculty at FIM Flint School of Performing Arts, as well as Wayne State University and Mott Community College. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in composition at Michigan State University, where he studied with Jere Hutcheson and Ricardo Lorenz. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in composition and education from Western Michigan University.

Schoendorff is a composer of many styles of music and writes for all types of ensembles, most notably for wind band. His pieces have been performed on several continents and are on many state festival required music lists. Schoendorff’s music has received recognition from the first National Band Association’s Young Composer Mentor Project, The National Association for Music Education (NAfME, formerly MENC), and several competitions and festivals in Michigan. His music is published by Grand Mesa Music Publishers, TRN Music Publisher, MSB Publishing Co., Advance Music, and The Tuba Press. He is a member of ASCAP.