Trey Makler (b. 1994) is a musical storyteller. His music creates dramatic, poignant narratives that take the listener on unexpected journeys through memories of hope, play, struggle, and triumph. Aside from composing, he enjoys writing poetry, doodling, and organizing concerts. He is a doctoral candidate in composition and theory at the University of California, Davis, and holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the University of Missouri. His primary teachers have included Mika Pelo, Melinda Wagner, Stefan Freund, and W. Thomas McKenney.