Matthew Schoendorff is a musician and composer of many styles of music. His Adagio for Four Euphoniums received national recognition at the MENC National Convention in Washington, D.C. in March 2000. He was also selected to participate in the first Young Composers Mentor Project through the 2000 National Band Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. There, he studied with distinguished band composers Mark Camphouse, Timothy Mahr, and Jack Stamp. It was also through this program that he received a performance of his work Cloak and Dagger . . . the games spies play . . . with the 323rd U.S. Army Band under the direction of CW5 Thomas Altringer. Additionally, Schoendorff has received recognition from the West Michigan Cancer Center's 1999 Creations Performing Arts Series with his Quintet No. 1 for Brass Quintet. His Fanfare "Vox Publicus" was selected by National Public Radio member WMUK Public Radio to commemorate its 50th anniversary in April 2001. He has been involved in commissions from such groups as the Flint Institute of Music Youth Wind Ensemble and the Manchester (MI) Community Schools Bands. Schoendorff currently attends Western Michigan University, where he majors in music composition and music education. He has studied with Curtis Curtis-Smith, Robert Ricci, Richard Adams, Robert Whaley, and James Lee.