Matthew Compton is a Colorado Springs native who has been composing, arranging, and conducting music for handbells since 2007 when he was in the eighth grade. He had his first composition published at the age of 15, making him one of the youngest ever published handbell composers. He currently has about a dozen compositions and arrangements in print or in the publishing process. An avid performer and listener, Matthew is known for his high energy originals and arrangements and beautiful harmonies, and his music has been performed across the world by many elite groups, including The Raleigh Ringers, The Agape Ringers, The Alleluia Ringers of Concordia University Wisconsin, Pikes Peak Youth Ringers, and Hong Kong Youth Handbell Ensemble. His music has been selected for the repertoire for regional and national handbell festivals, including Distinctly Bronze East 2010 and Distinctly Bronze West 2014.