Matthew Carlton is a native of Naples, Florida. He graduated from Barron G. Collier High School in 2011 where his interest in composition began his freshman year. In fall of 2012 Mr. Carlton entered the Bachelor of Music in Composition degree program at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University where he studied with Professor Thomas L. McKinley. His composition Oracle (2012), for a mixed octet and synthesizers, was performed at Lynn University's Seventh Annual New Music Festival and Agellus (2013), for woodwind quintet, was performed at the Eighth Festival. Mr. Carlton has a strong interest in film scoring and scored the documentary A Presidential Debate: Backstage Pass for Lynn University's Communications Department and also wrote music for the short film Distance which had its Florida premiere at the Miami International Film Festival on March 8, 2015. In addition to working on other film and video game projects he is currently studying for his master's degree in music composition at Lynn University and is also a graduate teaching assistant.