Julian Hornik is a composer, lyricist, and librettist based in Brooklyn, NY. His musicals include "Tenn," based on the early life of Tennessee Williams and "Deathbed Edition," which premiered at Ars Nova’s 2019 ANT Fest. His commission from the NY and LA Gay Men’s choruses commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots premiered summer 2019 at Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall, respectively. "@QueerZ," a song-cycle on the contemporary queer youth experience commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, premieres at Davies Symphony Hall, March 2020. Julian has performed his songs at The Kennedy Center, New York City Center, Feinstein's/54 Below, and Symphony Space. He is the assistant writer on Share, a feature film by Pippa Bianco, which won best screenplay at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Julian is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award and the 2018 Sammy Cahn Award from the ASCAP Foundation, as well as Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. He is a 2020 Larson Grant finalist. A recent graduate of Yale University, Julian studied under the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater, and has developed work at the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop and Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project. 2019 NEO Writer at the York Theater and 2019/2020 Orchard Project Greenhouse.