Josiah Catalan is a Filipino-American who was born in New York City and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a degree from Sacramento State University’s School of Music in Music Theory and Composition, where he studied with Stephen Blumberg and Leo Eylar. While there, he also studied violin with Ian Swensen and Anna Pressler. During his time at Sacramento State, he appeared as a regular performer in chamber music, the symphony orchestra, and the Camerata Capistrano Baroque Ensemble in which he was also featured as a soloist. In 2012, he was chosen to represent the music department by composing a piece for the annual One World Initiative campaign, where select students and faculty engage, lead, and raise awareness in the community around a central global issue. In 2013, Josiah was awarded Best Composition in the Festival of New American Music’s Student Composer’s Competition. He is currently studying composition at UC Davis with Sam Nichols. More information is available at www.josiahcatalan.com.