Matt Barber (b. 1980 in Denver, Colorado) directs the Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS), and teaches composition. His music has been performed by the Colorado Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the McCormick Percussion Group, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, and other ensembles across the United States and abroad. His works are featured on the Ravello and the Open Space – Perspectives of New Music labels. Matt received his BM at the Juilliard School, studying with Milton Babbitt, and completed his PhD studies at Eastman.