The winner of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association Composers Commission (2014),
Second Prize in the Composers Competition of the Michigan Music Teachers Association (2012),
The League of Composrs-ISCM Composers' Competition (2006),
a spot at Minnesota Orchestra
Composers Institute and Reading Sessions (2006), First Prize in the Ferruccio Busoni Society Composition Contest (1991), the
Regents' Fellowship at University of Michigan, The Johnson-Maile Fellowship at Stanford, and various other
honors, Matthew H. Fields of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA is an independent composer by night and a computer programmer by day.
Born 1961 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Matthew H. Fields grew up in and completed
the public schools of Deerfield, Illinois, and earned degrees in music composition from
Oberlin Conservatory, Stanford University, and University of Michigan, as well as a degree
in mathematics from Oberlin College.
Over the years, Fields has maintained affiliations with
Kalvos and Damien,
the National Center for Science Education, and Sierra Club, among others.