Professor of Music
Director of Music Technology
Dean, College of Arts and Communication
Dr. Matthew Harder is a composer, educator, percussionist, recording engineer, husband, and dad living in Wheeling, West Virginia. He holds degrees in music from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bowling Green State University, and Northwestern University. Dr. Harder teaches music technology and composition at West Liberty University and is currently serving as the interim Dean of the College of Arts and Communication. Dr. Harder writes acoustic and electroacoustic music for the concert stage, video, film, audio installations, and live performance. His works have been performed at/by the International Double Reed Society Conference, Oscillate Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts, the College Music Society Annual Conference, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, West Virginia University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas Music Educators Association annual conferences.