Violet Barnum (age 20) is a composer, songwriter, and pianist from New York City. Her pieces have been performed by Face the Music, Contemporaneous, the Cincinnati Choral Academy, and members of Imani Winds. She is an alumna of the Curtis Young Artist Summer Program and the NYU Summer Songwriters Workshop. Violet is exceedingly grateful to her composition mentors, who have included Reena Esmail, Alex Weiser, Kathryn Alexander, and Jack Frerer. Violet is a junior at Yale University where she studies music. She sings in the Yale Glee Club and other on-campus choirs and is involved in musical theater.