Nebal Maysaud is an award-winning queer Lebanese Druze composer based in Philadelphia. A recipient of the first Kluge Young Composer’s Competition and the James Ming Prize in Composition at Lawrence University, Maysaud converges Western and Middle Eastern classical music styles to explore questions of faith, identity, and power. Their music has been performed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and Lawrence University Wind Ensemble and Opera Department. They have contributed articles about diversity and classical music to NewMusicBox and convened community music workshops at YallaPunk 2019. They hold a B.M. in Music Composition from Lawrence University.