HORN & STRING
Matkat Music is the brainchild of Charles Schiermeyer - a teacher, composer and performer currently living in New York City. Originally from Seattle, Charles moved to NYC in 2003 to study with Grammy award winning composer Michael Abene. He graduated with a Bachelors & Masters degree in Composition from Manhattan School of Music. He plays all saxophones, piano, flute, clarinet, guitar, and some trumpet.
What he's best known for is his amazing talent at crafting amazingly inspired and complex horn and string arrangements. He's been nominated twice for his horn and string arrangements on two gospel albums: Amazing [Live] by Ricky Dillard & Vintage Worship by Anita Wilson.
Grammy Nomination: Ricky Dillard "Amazing" - Gospel Album of the Year
Grammy Nomination: Anita Wilson "Vintage Worship" - Gospel Album of the Year
Manny Album Prize - Manhattan School of Music
New York Youth Symphony - Jazz ensemble commission
ASCAP Frank Morgenstern Scholarship
Andre Johnson (A-Minor Musik)
Bishop Nathaniel Townsley II
John Schulte (The American Professionals)
Joseph Bethea (AJ Wright)
Phineas "Phinestro" Robert