A classically trained musician, Matthew C. Vander Boegh is a full-time composer for film and television, specializing in dramedy, hip hop, elimination, tension, and horror cues. As an altissimo trumpet player who can nail the high notes, Vander Boegh regularly bolsters his recordings with authentic horns.
His music has been used in over 125 TV programs, including various major sporting events, high-profile reality TV shows, and daytime & evening talk shows.
He has over 1,800 cues and dozens of full-length songs signed to 21 different high-end music libraries.
Vander Boegh received his Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at Boise State University, minored in Music at Boise State, and has taken a variety of music production courses through Berklee School of Music. His college education was mostly paid for with a trumpet scholarship, where he learned to both love and loathe marching bands.
He has scored seven independent short films, one of which screened at the New York Film Festival, one of which showed at Sundance Film Festival (2017), one which will premier at the Crypticon Film Festival (2017), and one of which won the top prize at a Boise area film competition in 2015. He also arranged and produced the goal song for the Idaho Steelheads hockey team. He is a regular attendee of multiple music conferences, and was honored to be a panelist at the Taxi “Road Rally” in 2015.
In his past career as a university professor, Vander Boegh taught audio production and music engineering courses at Boise State University. He is a single Father to a beautiful baby girl named Espen. He enjoys running with his boxer dog Clarabelle, and punishing his body through CrossFit. He resides in Nampa Idaho, and lives in his hot tub in the winter.