Matt Gates

Matt Gates is an award winning film composer and art music producer.

Biography Edit

Gates attended the University of Arkansas, the Pacific North West Film Scoring Program, the University of Southern California and the ASCAP Film Scoring Work Shop. He majored in musical composition and film scoring. "From the first moment I understood the mechanics of music I began writing it." Gates stated in an autobiography.

"I remember those first moments of creative bursts as being the most exhilarating experience of my life to that point. The most important thing in my life from that moment on became recreating that experience for people other than myself. I want to give this gift to people in mass, billions of people would not be too many."

Awards Won Edit

Top Ranked Senior - The University of Arkansas (2004)

BMI Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Award (2005) awarded semi annually by a panel of industry veterans

ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship (2006) selected to one of 15 positions out of over 300 candidates

Partial Filmography and Credits Edit

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Motion PicturesEdit

Pilgrim's Progress (Composer) Danny Carrales, dir.

Carbon Copy (Composer) Evans Butterworth, dir.

Out of Ink (Composer) Anthony Lund, dir.

Beowulf, Prince of the Geats (Composer, theme only)

EZ money (Composer) Dan T. Hall, dir.

Fortune Misfortune (Composer) Sarah Ayers, dir.

E.M.S (Composer) Raj Patal, dir.

Hazelnut Drive (Composer) Lauren Connelly, dir.

To Steel a Kiss (Composer) John Rothell, dir.

Exegi Monumentum (Composer) Daniel Levine, dir.


Warlord Online (VG) - On the Go Games (Composer)

Finding Nemo Disney Theme Park Attractions (Arranger, Orchestrator)

Contemporary Works:

“Journeys” (Symphonic Wind Ensemble) Commissioned by W. Dale Warrren

“5 Duets” (Clarinet and Saxophone) Commissioned by Stan Morris

“O Come Let us Adore Him” (Orchestra) Commissioned by Park Hill Church

“Freedom’s Call” (Orchestra) (University of Arkansas Symphony)


External LinksEdit

An autobiography

Contact Information

Music Samples

A guestbook