Multi-instrumentalist/composer Matt Belzer has a diverse musical life. He is a member of the improvisational drum and saxophone duo Tiemann-Belzer, the avant-latin group Mosaic, and the classic jazz group The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble. He is also a very active freelance musician, regularly performing on woodwinds at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and numerous theaters and concert halls in the region. As a result, he has performed with numerous artists including Jewel, Chaka Khan, Barry Manilow, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Bernadette Peters, and Vanessa Hudgens.
His compositions are published on Advance Music and UNC Jazz Press. He has been honored by Downbeat magazine, the Jazz Composers Alliance and the Maryland State Arts Council. Most recently, he has completed a commission for the flute section of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
He is the Director of Jazz Studies at UMBC where he directs the jazz ensemble, teaches the jazz courses, teaches saxophone, and collaborates with faculty and students.