Julian Hornik is a composer, lyricist, and librettist based in Brooklyn, NY.

He wrote the music and lyrics for Giovanni's Room, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, and Tenn, a new musical based on the early life of Tennessee Williams. Tenn was developed at the 2018 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop, and the 2018 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. His musical Deathbed Edition premiered at Ars Nova’s 2019 ANT Fest.

Julian has performed his songs at New York City Center, The Kennedy Center, Feinstein's/54 Below, Symphony Space, and with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He is the assistant writer on “Share,” a feature film by Pippa Bianco, premiering on HBO July 27th, 2019.

A recent graduate of Yale University, Julian studied under the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater. He is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award and the 2018 Sammy Cahn Award from the ASCAP Foundation, as well as Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. His piece commissioned by the NY and LA Gay Men’s choruses commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots premiered June 27th, 2019 at Carnegie Hall. 

2019 NEO Writer at the York Theater and 2019/2020 Orchard Project Greenhouse.