Addie Camsuzou is a composer and violinist from
the central coast of California. She holds a Bachelor of Music
degree in music theory/composition from Sacramento State
University, where she studied composition with Dr. Stephen
Blumberg, and violin with Ian Swensen and Anna Presler. She is
currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition.
Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Aida Shirazi’s
music is described as “well-made” and “affecting” by The New
Yorker. She holds her B.A. in classical piano from Tehran
University of Art (Iran), and her B.M. in music composition and
theory from Bilkent University (Turkey). She studied santoor
(traditional Iranian dulcimer) with Parissa Khosravi Samani.
Ryan Suleiman was born to Lebanese and Mid-Western parents in
California. His music engages with dreaming, the natural world,
and the understated beauty of everyday life. His one-act chamber
opera, Moon, Bride, Dogs, was described by the San
Francisco Chronicle as “a gem” with “an aesthetic that is at once
so strange and so accessible.” While his artistic interests vary,
he seeks ways of conveying the simultaneity of beauty and dread
that characterizes our times.