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Nebal Maysaud is a composer based in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Since buying his first notation software in 2009, Nebal has grown to become an impactful, award-winning composer. His music is a convergence of faith and identity, asking the big questions in his most personal way. Nebal is a strong activist, who uses his artwork to advocate for the traditionally silenced. His music is influenced by different artists of various traditions, including Vaughan Williams, Khalil Gibran, Arvo Part, Walt Whitman, Fairuz, and J.S. Bach.
Nebal Maysaud is a deeply spiritual thinker. He minored in Religious Studies while at Lawrence University, and maintained a steady fascination with how the universe is perceived and understood. His fascination with the mysteries of the universe, combined with his dedication towards justice and equality, creates a sound profile that is unique and universal. His works emphasize openness across religions and identities, revealing religion as a source of spirituality while also a source of suffering through abuse of power.
Nebal Maysaud has composed for a number of ensembles and won numerous awards, including the Alexandria Choral Society Carol Competition in 2012. Nebal was also a recipient of the first Kluge Young Composer’s Competition, in which his work, O Great Mystery, was performed in concert by the Alexandria Symphony. Nebal was taught under famed Wind Band composer Mark Camphouse during high school before entering the studios of John Benson, Joanne Metcalf, Andrew Cole, Asha Srinivasan. Nebal has just finished his undergrad at Lawrence University and is now a freelance composer in the Washington DC area.