A Sacramento native, Ryan Suleiman was born to
Lebanese and American parents. His music aims to explore new
worlds both sonically and expressively, incorporating
“impressionistic textures and large melodic gestures” (SF
Classical Voice), resonant sonorities, and lively rhythms.
Ryan is deeply inspired by the wonder of the natural world and
the tremendous beauty and complexity of everyday life.
Jonathan Favero is a doctoral candidate in Music
Composition and Theory at the University of California, Davis,
and a former Mellon Public Scholars Fellow. His research
interests include music in U.S. social movements, morality in
music, and arts education in the U.S. criminal and juvenile