Matthew Ricketts is a Canadian composer currently based in Brooklyn (NY). His music has been noted for its “hypnotically churning exploration of melody” (ICareIfYouListen) and its “tart harmonies and perky sputterings” (The New York Times). He is a 2020 Gaudeamus Prize nominee and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. Matthew has received fellowships from The American Academy of Arts and Letters (2020), MacDowell (2019), Tanglewood (2018), and the Aspen Music Festival (2016). Matthew holds degrees from McGill and Columbia University, where he served as Core Lecturer from 2017-2019.