Maximilien Hein is a graduate of Cedar Park High School who is currently a student at Texas State University majoring in Sound Recording Technology and minoring in Music Composition. He first began composing music in the eighth grade, and remains predominan tlyself-taught, describing himself as “just a guy who’s a composer for fun.”Previously, Max has been a finalist in the Fifth and Sixth Annual Austin Symphony Orchestra Texas Young Composer Competition for his pieces “Intenso yTango” and “The Sorcerer’s Garden.” Additionally, he has had further performance opportunities through the First Annual Golden Hornet Young Composer Concert in March of 2016, which saw the premier of his two chamber works, “L’apothicaireRêveur” and “Monday.” This past school year, Max was fortunate enough to work with the Attacca String Quartet during their two week-long residencies at Texas State, and have two pieces, “Song of Home” and “Jig-saw,” read and recorded. Outside the realm of music, Max is a Texas State University Terry Scholar and has made the Dean’s List both semesters in college. His hobbies include reading comic books and spending time with his kid brother, Finn, as well as The Sir, Bronsen, with whom he is to the end of the line. Max would like to thank allthe mentors who have helped him achieve these opportunities, including Manuel San Luis, Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopschinski, and Michael Ippolito, as well asthe Austin Symphony Orchestra and Ars Nova Publishing for championing the music of aspiring young composers.