Sacha Feldman is a 17-year-old junior at Crossroads. This year he is a Nancy and Barry Myers Young Composing Fellow with the La Philharmonic. His first piece written for the program, “Little Threads” premiered in Choral Hall at Disney Hall in January. Sacha first fell in love with composing at age 11. Inspired by the music of John Williams, Bernard Hermann, Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky, he started writing scores for films that have been shown numerous times on the big screen at the Crossroads Winter Concert. In 2016, he also began seriously exploring composing classical pieces. That summer, he attended the California Summer Music Festival, where his piece, “Epique,” was performed at Shroeder Hall. He was one of the winners of the Academy of Scoring Arts competition for Live Read in March of 2017. Also in 2017 Sacha was chosen for Sunset ChamberFest where his string quartet, “Nigh,” was performed at USC’s Cammilleri Hall. During the summer of 2017 he attended Interlochen Center for the Arts in the composing program where 4 new pieces premiered. He studies composing with Ian Krouse at UCLA, Music Theory with Mary Ann Cummins and Warren Spaeth, and studies piano with Stephan Calipari. Sacha has also enjoyed playing piano in the Crossroads Summer Jazz Workshop. A high point at Crossroads was playing piano in the production of “A Chorus Line,” which toured homeless shelters and juvenile halls in the Bay Area.