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Hi I'm Matt Nielsen

I grew up in California. Served a full-time mission in Ireland. I'm a conductor, composer and baritone and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California. I spent two years in Ireland serving a mission for my church. I studied at BYU and earned my Bachelors and Masters in music. I'm currently at the University of Southern California earning a Doctorate in Music. I love music. From sixteenth-century Renaissance polyphony to modern music by living composers. I especially love choral music. I am also a freelance composer. I love to hike, go camping, visit national parks, attend concerts, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

I have learned for myself that God exists and loves me, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, died so that I could be forgiven and live with God again. I have also learned for myself that the Book of Mormon is a true book, and another testament of Jesus Christ. In addition, His servant, Joseph Smith, was a prophet of God and restored Christ's true gospel on the earth again. I have learned these things through the Holy Ghost, independently of any other person. I invite you to do the same and find out for yourself if these things are true.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week. I am currently the music director and chair at my church. I try and also use my compositions and performances as an expression of my faith.