Matt Foglia was a 14 year veteran of the New York City sound for picture industry before joining MTSU as an Associate Professor in the Fall of 2008. While in NYC, Matt was a sound engineer for Sony Music Studios before taking the post of Chief Audio Engineer for PostWorks New York in 2001. Matt has mixed hundreds of hours of television programming for networks such as Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, ESPN, HBO, MTV, PBS, the Sundance Channel, truTV and VH1. Having a strong musical background, Matt has had the privilege of working on numerous music-based television and DVD projects for artists including Ozzy Osbourne, My Morning Jacket, Phish and Coldplay. He has two Emmy Award nominations including one for a Paul McCartney TV special. Matt also has four Cinema Audio Society Award nominations, including two wins for a Bruce Springsteen television project and a different Paul McCartney project. Matt was the sound mixer for the 2007 Grammy Award winning Best Long Form Video "Wings For Wheels", which documented the making of Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" album. On the film front, Matt has worked on a number of independent projects as well as those released through studios such as Miramax and Sony Pictures. He has recorded many actors and artists including Harrison Ford, Liev Schreiber, Kirsten Dunst, Diana Ross, Dave Matthews, Whoopi Goldberg, Edie Falco and Dave Chappelle as well as Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.
Matt grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, before moving to Orlando prior to high school. In Florida, he was introduced to the recording studio while being the guitarist for an as-yet-to-be discovered Rob Thomas. That encounter, along with his love for music and physics, led Matt to study audio engineering in North Carolina, earning his Bachelor of Science in Music Technology from UNC at Asheville. Matt then moved to NYC and climbed the studio ladder while completing his Master's of Music in Music Technology at New York University (he also served as an adjunct professor for the department).
Matt is an active voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy Awards), Cinema Audio Society (CAS Awards) and The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). Matt is also co-editor of the Cinema Audio Society's journal, the "CAS Quarterly". A version of his demo reel is available here.