Likes: My Wife and Daughters, the Utah Jazz, and Soccer
Dislikes: Mean People, Stepping in Dog Poop
Favorite Food: Costa Vida Grilled Chicken Salad
Favorite Quote: “Do it. Do it right. Do it right now.”-Spencer Kimball
Matthew Weidner is an aspiring composer, conductor, educator and jazz pianist. He picked up piano at the age of six where he quickly developed a love for music and composition. He produced his first album at age 15 and wrote his first piano concerto at age 17. In 2008 he was selected as the pianist for the IAJE C.C All Star Band and has freelanced as a jazz musician ever since. He holds an A.S. from Snow College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in Music Education. For the last six years, Matthew has worked mainly as a teacher and in 2015 Legacy Music Alliance named him a “Rising Star” in music education. Over the course of the last year, his love for composing was rekindled while finishing a MMMT in Studio Production at Southern Utah University and he now writes for film, TV and video games.