Matt Di Filippo
Matt Di Filippo is an acoustic guitarist from San Antonio, Texas. His involvement in Catholic music began in 2004 at the age of 14 when he was invited to help out with the music ministry at Mass. As a result of discovering music as ministry during Mass, he began to write instrumental songs from his times of deep reflection and prayer. Through this, his writing has become much deeper in meaning and stronger in passion, all to glorify God. The guitar draws out the emotional depth of what he is praying and feeling in the form of music. The strings are his voice as he plays through the sounds of prayer.
These new instrumental guitar pieces that Matt was writing caught the attention of Dan Dúet, who had just started a new ministry called “Two-Twelve Ministries”. After hearing Matt’s music, Dan offered him the opportunity to join the new ministry and to share the simple message of Two-Twelve: “Where one degree more of Jesus makes all the difference.”
Since joining Two-Twelve Ministries, Matt has taken his music on several concert tours around the country and has participated in many conferences. He also has shared his music at numerous Adoration and Reconciliation services. Most recently, three of Matt’s songs were selected as background music for the EWTN program, “The Faithful Traveler”.
To date Matt has released three CDs of original, instrumental music. His debut CD, “Mystic Heaven”, was a final nominee for the Catholic music “Unity Award” for ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ in 2008. His second CD, “Without Words”, was nominated for the same award in 2010. His third CD, "Between the Notes", was recorded in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2011. Matt and his best friend and co-writer Levi Guffey recorded their guitar parts with Recording Engineer Dave Flitton of Writ In Water Sound Creations. Flitton then wrote orchestral parts and recorded those parts later. The end result is a beautiful collection of heartfelt, inspiring musical pieces. All of Matt's music has been produced by Dan Dúet, with Flitton co-producing the most recent CD.
In addition to being an active member of the United Catholic Music and Video Association (UCMVA – sponsor of the Unity Awards), Matt is also an active member of the Catholic Association of Music (CAM). After graduating from Texas A&M in the Spring of 2012, Matt returned home to San Antonio to work full-time in his family's business. He still writes and plays; on occasion he joins Dúet with ministry events. Visit Matt's website at http://mattdifilippo.com/