MATT VAN BRINK is a composer, lyricist, pianist, accordionist and educator. He is the director of songwriting and composition at Concordia Conservatory in Bronxville, New York, which has commissioned many of his new works of chamber music and musical theater for its student performers. His concert works and arrangements, written for a wide variety of ensembles and performing forces, have been performed around the world. Van Brink studied composition at Indiana University and Boston University, where he earned a doctorate. He lives in Brooklyn.