Matthew Burtner wins Emmy Award

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow, a piece about Matthew Burtner’s music, won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The show, produced by Alaska Public Media’s Valerie Kern won in the “Environmental - Program - Feature/Segment” category. First airing on Indie Alaska, the show was picked up as a feature on PBS NewsHour. Burtner’s album “Glacier Music” continues to receive strong listener support. Sonograma Magazine from Spain calls the album “a fascinating work of unimaginable auditory beauty”; and England’s Review Graveyard writes that “the rewards are well worth the time spent getting to know these incredibly intricate pieces... A rich, refreshing album of relaxing music.” The album, available as a CD imprint and on streaming platforms, features the Rivanna String Quartet, the Albemarle Ensemble, Trevor Saint, and Brandon Bell. Matthew Burtner is Eleanor Shea Professor of Music at the University of Virginia where he teaches courses in composition, computer music and ecoacoustics, and Co-Directs the Coastal Futures Conservatory. Watch the show at

Burtner’s most recent album, “Six Ecoacoustic Quintets/Avian Telemetry,” performed by Omar Carmenates and Furman Percussion Ensemble was published in September of 2020 on Parma Recordings, distributed by Naxos.

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