Mathew G. McGaughey

Principal Composer

Matthew has been a member of the Barefoot Music team since 2006 when he began writing for NBC’s Treasure Hunters and Bravo’s Project Runway. Since then he has held a prominent position on many Barefoot projects. In addition to his work with Barefoot Music, he has scored 8 feature films and contributed music to many more. Some recent titles include: “Butterfly Dreaming,” “Chasing Tchaikovsky,” “Primal,” and the new documentary “Make Believe.”

Mathew holds a Bachelors of Music from the acclaimed Eastman School of Music and a PhD in Composition from the University of York in the UK. In 2003 he founded Sin Fronteras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to crossing cultural borders through arts and music education. Through it, he has organized several events at Los Angeles City College where he also teaches composition and electronic music.