An Award Winning Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor and Music Director with over a decade of professional experiences in Musical Theater, the Concert Hall and MultiMedia; scoring for both Short and Feature Films. Has composed pieces for Disney Hall, as well as, Carnegie Hall. Skillfully balances, maintaining discipline with genuine warmth during rehearsals. Composes and performs in many musical genres and styles, with works being performed throughout the World. A High-energy multi-instrumentalist, with in-depth knowledge of Music Theory, Counterpoint, Orchestration used all within the latest Music Technology. Has a strong reputation for inspiring students coming from all walks of life. Talented sight-reader with an outgoing and friendly versatile, flexible, extensive and varied repertoire. An original songwriter, with a dedicated extensive performance background.
Chronofilm - Webisode Series (2020), Eyes Wide Open - Featured Film (2018), Milk Kids - Short Film (2019)
False Hopes - Feature Film (2018), Untitled Documentary for PBS - Documentary (2020)
The Oceanmaker - Animation, Graduate Thesis (2019), RSA Recruitment Video - Corporate Video (2016)
The Statement of Randolph Carter - Short Film (2019)
Fresno Unified "I Am Ready" Campaign (2017) - Commercial aired during Primetime
Aurora - Choral Piece, (Carnegie Hall Premier 2020), Lottery of the Gods - Full Orchestra (Disney Hall 2019)
Apparitions: Cello solo with Piano Accompaniment (2018-19) War of the Worlds: Percussion Duet with Electronics (2018)
Etude No. 1: Harp Solo (2018) Hope, is a thing with Feathers: Soprano Art Song (2018) TIME: Mixed Ensemble (2018)
Coming Home: Orchestral Suite (2017) Walden: Orchestral Suite (2017) String Quartet No. 1 (2016)
The Unknown Soldiers: Brass Quintet (2016), Starry Night: SATB Choral Work (2016)
Music Director:(Just showing the last 5 years)
Dogfight (2015), Into the Woods (2015), Cabaret (2015), Avenue Q (2014), A Chorus Line (2014), RENT (2009 & 2014)
Once on this Island (2014), Rocky Horror (2014), Little Shop of Horrors (2008, 2012, 2018)
ROME International Movie Awards - Best Original Score
HOLLYWOOD Horror Blood Festival - Best Original Score
FilmFreeway - Best in Show - Outstanding Excellence: Original Score
"You are obviously a very talented composer"
-Ricky Ian Gordon during his Master Class
"Wheeler's sweeping piece - set to an intriguing poem by Taylor Harris related to local organist Tony Imperatrice's quest for a kidney transplant - framed the text in ways that allowed the voice to shine."
-FresnoBee, 'Music & Verse' review
The live orchestra, under the able direction of Matthew Wheeler, is first-rate.
-Donald Munro on Fresno State's production of "Cabaret"
Conductor Matthew Wheeler coaxed a first-rate sound from his musicians, wringing out every emotive drop from the brassy flourishes but just as importantly providing a solid foundation with the endless vamps under character songs and dialogue.
-Donald Munro on "A Chorus Line"
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