Matthew Suttor

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Program Manager, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media; Senior Lecturer, Theater and Performance Studies
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Matthew Suttor is a New Zealand-born composer and educator. Since joining Yale University in 1999, he initially served in the Department of Music, later transitioning in 2002 to the David Geffen School of Drama as Professor in the Practice of Sound Design until 2023. Currently, he holds the position of Program Manager at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) and is a Senior Lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies. Throughout his career, Suttor has intertwined music technology with acoustic elements, producing a diverse range of works. This includes operas, dance works, theatrical music, chamber compositions, sacred pieces, and sound installations, as well as scores for television and film. His works have been presented by the following institutions: 92nd St. Y, New York; Atlantic Theater, New York; BAM Next Wave; Bard SummerScape; Beinecke Library; Eastman School of Music; Folkwang Tanzstudio, Essen; Guggenheim, Hochschule der Künste, Bern; Institute of Sacred Music, Yale; International Organ Academy, Göteborg; June in Buffalo, Lincoln Center; Merce Cunningham Dance Studio; Mozart Prague; New Music New Haven; New Zealand Festival of the Arts; PBS; Portland Center Stage; San Jose Rep; Spark Festival, University of Minnesota School of Music; St Peter’s Cathedral, Bremen, Germany; Symphony Space, New York; Television New Zealand; Yale Institute of Sacred Music; and Yale Repertory Theater. As a committed member of the Yale arts community, Matthew brings over two decades of experience as a teacher and mentor. His collaborations foster innovative programming fueled by questions such as deriving music from patterns in nature, harnessing the power of AI in collaboration, and the prospect of teaching creativity. A Fulbright Scholar, Suttor obtained his doctorate in composition from Columbia University.