Michael Matsuno is a flutist and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. His versatility as a performer encompasses work in classical, experimental and improvised music. Michael has collaborated with established musicians and composers on new music for the flute, such as recent works by Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Carolyn Chen, Matthew Chamberlain and Jürg Frey. He has been featured on festivals and series of contemporary music including La Rara Noche (San Diego-Tijuana), June in Buffalo, Harvard Group for New Music, Monday Evening Concerts, San Diego New Music, and Jacaranda New Music. Michael obtained a BM from the University of Southern California, studying with Jim Walker. Currently, he is a candidate for the DMA in contemporary music performance at UC San Diego, where he studies with John Fonville. His research on music and autism has been published by Psychology of Music, and his forthcoming dissertation explores the history of new music in Los Angeles at the end of the 20th century.