This song and video was produced as a "mahalo" to all essential and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. One hundred percent of the proceeds from all digital music sales will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.
Check out "Mommy Went Away," a new song/music video inspired by my high school classmate, Alyssa Kapaona's children's book Emma's Adventure: Mommy's Work Trip. LAPA student Kyra Sanches is featured on the vocals!
Check out this feature article about Matt and the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts in the Maui News.
"Your First Lullaby" wins 1st place in the Great American Song contest!
Your First Lullaby, written for my son Noah, won first place in the special music category in the 2015 Great American Song Contest! Click here for the winners page, and you can listen to the song here.
Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA)
Visit the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) website: www.lanaiacademy.org. Matt is also the founder and Executive Director of LAPA. He has served as Music Director for every LAPA musical (11) since the organization was formed in 2013. He also wrote the original musicals "Island Below the Star" (2013) and "Day of Conquest: A Story of Kaululāʻau (2019), which were performed by LAPA.