Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947, Matthew Naughtin is a composer, author, violinist, program annotator and music librarian. He was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance in 1970 by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and taught and performed in the Chicago area for several years before returning to Omaha in 1977. He played in the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and served as the Symphony's Music Librarian, Program Annotator, Resident Composer and Musical Arranger. He was appointed Music Librarian of the San Francisco Ballet in 1997 and now lives and works in San Francisco. Matt's original orchestral compositions and arrangements have gained wide recognition, and he has written Ballet Music: A Handbook, a reference work on ballet music published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2014.