Matthew Kaminski is a sophomore at Mountainside High School. He studies piano with Ruth Sadilek and music composition with Michael Johanson. In the past he also studied composition with Daniel Brugh. For the last three years Matthew has been a part of the Young Composers Project through Fear No Music directed by Jeff Payne. He has been interviewed by Susannah Mars regarding this organization for an Artslandia podcast.
Matthew is a member of Cascadia Composers, and composes for band, choir, small ensembles, and piano. He has performed in a number of settings, including Reed College, Portland State University, Willamette University, The Grotto, Portland Pianos, the Polish Hall, and local retirement centers. Matthew gave presentations at the 2017 OMTA conference in Lincoln City, OR and Oregon Honors Composition Recital in Salem, OR about his composition experience.