Performing Arts Technology Consultant, Webmaster
264 Music Building
Matthew Libera joined the staff of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011, specializing in Performing Arts Technology. Originally from New York, he has spent most of his recent years away from the snow and cold, first in North Carolina and then in Arizona. His dossier includes experience as a professional symphony musician, public school teacher, web designer, computer programmer, instructional technologist, composer of electroacoustic music, and more. Libera enjoys staying active in and keeping abreast of current technological advances in the performing arts and arts education.
At UNCG, Matthew serves as the webmaster for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The new SMTD website debuted under his purview in Fall 2012, and another refresh for 2014 is underway. His other online project contributions include several web applications: an online testing system that is utilized during music diagnostic testing, maintenance of an online Fundamentals of Music Theory course, which was custom-built for UNCG, a jazz theory bibliography system, and more.
In the classroom, Libera heads MUS 107 and MUS 108 (Technology for Musicians), and in the fall of 2012, he pioneered an upper-level Music Technology elective course, MUS 355/711. He is the Director of the Music Computer Lab, which employs 5-6 student workers per semester. He is a primary support for the School on Blackboard and Canvas as well, and runs workshops and individual support sessions for Faculty on various other pieces of computer software.
On a campus level, Libera serves on UNCG's Internet Oversight Committee (IOC) and the Academic Technology Coordinating Committee (ATCC).
Libera is also involved with several groundbreaking campus projects, including work with live streaming of music events, and the use of LOLA for realtime distance collaboration via the Internet2 network.
Matthew also authors the Performing Arts Technology @ UNCG blog.
- Bachelor of Music, Music Education / Clarinet Performance, Ithaca College (2006)
- Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2009)
- Post-Masters Certificate, Information Technology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2014)
- MUS 107 - Technology for Musicians I
- MUS 108 - Technology for Musicians II
- MUS 355/711 - Topics in Music Technology