MA/PhD in Theory
Matt Chiu (he/him) is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory. Prior to his enrollment at the Eastman School of Music, he earned a B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Connecticut (2016) and a M.M. in Music Theory from Boston University (2018). He has presented at national and international conferences concerning music from the 19th (Liszt and Brahms), 20th (Debussy, Duruflé, Prokofiev, Reich, and Saariaho), and 21st (Math Rock bands, and punk rock) centuries. His research methods are primarily computational, focusing primarily on probabilistic and machine learning models. For more information or to contact Matt, visit his personal website here.
He currently serves as one of Intégral’s co-editors.
Outside of theory, Matt has enjoyed opportunities as a church organist, musical director, bar pianist, and circus accompanist/arranger. He lives happily with his (piano) four hands partner (and partner) Eron, and their 2 cats—all four of them enjoy birding in their own way.