Yale University

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies (Intensive), May 2017

Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Studied with: Marsha Norman, Donald Margulies, Jeanine Tesori, Rachel Sheinkin, Michael Korie



Tenn: A New Musical

Based on the early life of Tennessee Williams

Book, music and lyrics by Julian Hornik

Premiered at Yale University, April 13-15, 2017

Directed by Annette Jolles


Further development at the 2018 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop in Los Angeles

Curated and led by Stephen Schwartz


Giovanni’s Room

A New Musical based on the James Baldwin Novel

Music and Lyrics by Julian Hornik, Book by Emma Hathaway

Premiered at Yale University, April 16-18, 2015



Composer, Lyricist—Stonewall 50th Anniversary Project, LA and NY Gay Men’s Choruses

June 2019

(Composing a 6-minute movement for a concert work commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, to premier at Carnegie Hall summer 2019)



Performer, Writer, Composer—ASCAP Presents: Broadway, Next Generation, Kennedy Center

November 2017

(Wrote and performed an hour-long cabaret-style concert of my songs, presented by ASCAP at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; 11k live-stream views)


Assistant Writer—UPBP, A24 and Scott Rudin Productions

June 2017-Present

(Assistant writer on a feature film, dir. Pippa Bianco, with a focus on character and story development; shot fall 2017 in Toronto)


Composer, Lyricist, Book-writer—Project Broadway, Symphony Space

March 2017

(Composed Music and Lyrics, and wrote the book for a new musical, “Tenn,” premiered in concert-form as part of Project Broadway’s On The Horizon.)


Singer, Composer, Lyricist—NY City Center Encores! Off-Center

July 2016

(Performed an original song and sang back-up for Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff as part of Encores “Off-Center Jamboree,” at NY City Center, directed by Michael Mayer, music dir. Jeanine Tesori.)


Music Assistant—Dear Evan Hansen, Arena Stage

June 2015-August 2015

(Assisted composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on the pre-Broadway developmental production of their new musical Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.)


Singer, Composer, Lyricist—Disney Vacation Club, Edelman

August 2014-January 2015

(Composed and performed a 7-part musical ad campaign for Disney Vacation Club.)


Singer, Composer, Lyricist—Fresh and Easy Co., IgnitedUSA

March 2013-September 2013

(Composed and performed an ad campaign—Radio and Television—for Fresh and Easy supermarkets.)


Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator—Honest Trailers, Break Media

March 2013-April 2013

(Composed score for Honest Trailers Les Miz parody; 8 million views to-date.)


Singer, Composer, Lyricist—“Altoona, Pennsylvania”

June 2013

(Original song composed for, performed live, and recorded with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as part of their Harvey Milk memorial concert.)


Singer, Composer, Lyricist—“The Solution”

November 2012

(Original song composed and performed for the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus as a part of their national “It Gets Better” tour.)



ASCAP Foundation Lucille and Jack Yellen Award, 2017  

Norman Holmes Pearson Prize, Yale University, 2017

Cannes Commercial Finalist for Fresh and Easy campaign, 2013

Commissions from San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus, 2012

Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for Caroline or Change at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, 2007