Headshot of composer Saad Haddad.

Saad Haddad named California Symphony’s Young American Composer-in-Residence

USC Thornton Composition alumnus Saad Haddad (BM ‘14) was named 2023-2026 Young American Composer-in-Residence by the California Symphony. For the next three seasons, Haddad will create, rehearse, premiere and record three major orchestral compositions alongside orchestra and music director, Donato Cabrera.

“Saad has such a clear sense of expression and what he wants the music to convey. I can’t wait to have him start experimenting with our orchestra,” Cabrera said. “What a gift it is to know that the future of music is in such capable and innovative hands.”

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