Matt Doran (1921 - 2016) was educated mainly at USC in composition and  orchestration. He was the recipient of the first DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) ever given by that school. He teaches theory, composition and flute at Mount St. Mary's College in Brentwood, California. He has composed more than 30 works which have been performed in Tokyo, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Peru, Italy and Belgium, as well as many locations throughout the United States.