Joey Karz found his passion for composition in middle school, while attending Interlochen Arts Camp for piano performance. Two years after showcasing his first original work, he became a fellow in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program, where his pieces were performed by ensembles such as the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lyris Quartet, and the string instrumentalists of the L.A. Philharmonic. Joey also studied piano and composition at Colburn School throughout high school. Going into his junior year, Joey attended Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where he composed music for some of the nation’s finest students and professionals. As a senior in high school, Joey was selected as a 2021 YoungArts finalist in classical music, and was a semifinalist for the 2021 United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award. Later that year, he was featured on NPR’s From the Top radio series, where his piece Binding Disunity premiered live on air. He also recently finished a summer at the Yellowbarn Young Artist Program, where he wrote for performers such as Lucy Shelton. Joey is currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan, where he is studying classical music composition in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.