Matthew Peyton Dixon has been performing and writing music professionally since the age of 16, getting his start playing percussion with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2001-2003. He received a B.A. in Percussion Performance at the acclaimed school of music, the University of North Texas in 2009. While attending undergrad Mr. Dixon studied everything he could ranging from jazz, classical, drumline, world percussion, and anything else percussive that he could get his hands on. From 2007-2016 he accompanied and composed for dance underneath the tutelage of Claudia Howard Queen at the University of North Texas and from 2010-2016 at Texas Woman’s University with Keith Fleming.
Since 2016 he has been the resident accompanist and composer at Denison University and in 2018 was hired at The Ohio State University accompanying and composing for the dance department. Matthew has also been a resident accompanist at the world famous American Dance Festival since 2016 and has played for the Joffrey Ballet and David Dorfman dance intensives. Matthew Peyton Dixon has composed over 40 works for dance, has 7 solo albums, many album recordings with bands, toured extensively throughout the U.S., and has 4 volumes of poetry. Currently, Mr. Dixon lives in Columbus, Ohio working with Denison University and The Ohio State University dance departments as well as playing percussion with many different local and national artists.