Holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from George Mason university, Matt Nolan has a holistic vision for music, art, movement, and light.
At George Mason University, Matt is a co-founder of the successful Computer game Design Program under the direction of the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the assistant dean for Technology, Research and Advancement. He is also a member of the College Diversity Commitee, a founding member of the Computer Game Design Program’s Advisory Board, and an Instructional Faculty member. He has Lectured at Tuft’s University, George Mason University, The Smithsonian Institute’s Hirschorn Museum in Washington DC, and teaches for George Mason University.
His research interests are: Serious games, Alternate controllers, Real-time MIDI, Digital Audio, Sound Design, Game Audio, Music Composition, Permaculture, Emerging Technology, and Interactivity.
His programming and interactivity work has been shown and performed at SICMF Seoul Korea 2007, Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival at the University of Florida 2007, Berklee College of Music, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, The Hylton Center for Performing Arts, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2007 at the Columbia University Computer Music Center as part of NYC Electronic Arts Festival, EABD 2015, 2016 TedX Tyson’s Corner, and his artwork has been shown at the Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art Gallery, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Virginia Arts Residency at Manahoac Farm, which hosts artists’ work space and public offerings.