Matt Simon is a Jewish American composer from New York. His music focuses on the exploration of compositional ideas, numbers, and sonic textures. Trained as a jazz guitarist, Simon received a Bachelor of Music from New York University where he studied with Bruce Arnold, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi. Upon being exposed to the ideas of the Second Viennese and New York Schools, Simon became interested in the classical music of the twentieth century and the breadth of possibilities it offered. After studying with Nathan Davis for several years, Simon attended the Manhattan School of Music where he received a Master of Music in composition, studying with Reiko Fueting. Simon’s music has been performed by ensembles including S.E.M. Ensemble, Longleash, Quartet121, Ostravská Banda, and Ensemble Signal.