Z/Zola Saadi-Klein (age 19) is a composer, vocalist, and violinist from Los Angeles. In 2020, they received the ASCAP Foundation Irving Berlin Scholarship Award. From 2019-2021, they were a Fellow in the LA Phil Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program under the mentorship of Andrew Norman, Sarah Gibson, and Thomas Kotcheff. They also studied with Dr. Ian Krouse of UCLA. They now attend Oberlin Conservatory where they study composition with Professor Michael Frazier. In their much cherished free time, they enjoy hiking, taking long walks, and watercolor painting—these expeditions often serve as inspiration for their works.