“the city’s leading showcase for vital new music by emerging composers.” 

The New Yorker


MATA’s Hiring! 


MATA Festival 2017

April 24-29, 2017

Full Details to be Announced Soon!


MATA Jr. 2017

Call for Submissions
Deadline: March 3, 2017


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“There’s nothing quite like MATA, which every year organizes the city’s most exciting showcase for outstanding young composers from around the world”

– The New Yorker

“Playful” … “Haunting” … “Wickedly Entertaining”  

– The New York Times

“tells us a lot about how composers are thinking now.”

-The Wall Street Journal

“ear-opening, satisfying music for every contemporary taste and philosophy”

-The Brooklyn Rail

“Todd Tarantino, executive director of MATA, opened its 2015 festival Tuesday night at the Kitchen with the claim that MATA was the leading new music event of its kind in the world. He may be right.” 

-New York Classical Review