Matt Hodge, MFA

​Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
Matt Hodge, WPU Professor

Matt is a truly a jack of all trades when it comes to theatre and performance. Whether it’s singing, writing, or performing, he can just about do it all!

Matt is a native of Louisville, KY, who has worked with Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award winners around the country. He has worked in professional theatre, award-winning films, international television, NYC celebrity events, national commercial pitches, and award-winning video game prototypes. His favorite hobbies include playing the piano and reading. You can also catch him at Five Star Asian Restaurant downtown, his favorite food spot in Raleigh.

Education

  • BA Theory and Composition, Campbellsville University
  • MA Music, Campbellsville University
  • MFA Media Scoring, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Activities & Honors

  • Ranked as a finalist/semi-finalist in six international competitions (including multiple Top 10 Placements)
  • Professional Memberships: BMI (Previously ASCAP), NACUSA, AEA, CASA, Pi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Psi Omega
  • Founder of a professional acappella arrangement company who has serviced over 600 clients in 26 countries spanning five continents
  • Worked on 40+ theatre productions and 10 original musicals/plays
  • Assisted in the design of five undergraduate degrees currently offered at universities

Research & Publications

  • “Musical Mathematics” – Presented at the 2010 MathFest International Conference
  • “Interdisciplinary Arts Technology” – Presented at the 2014 International Arts in Society Conference (Rome, Italy)
  • “Drama Therapy in Criminal Rehabilitation” – Presented at the 2016 International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference (Harvard University)
  • Current research topics include: “The Evolution of Violence in Theatre” and “Musical Theory Devices in Video Game Immersion Experiences”