Varun Raja (b. 2000) is a master’s student at the Manhattan School of Music where he studies Composition under the tutelage of Professor Susan Botti. He enjoys writing for all manner of instrumentations from solo to symphony orchestra. As a composer, he would describe his stylistic aesthetic as a fusion between romantic influences and contemporary techniques. From a recent dance collaboration with a Texas Woman’s University choreographer, Varun and his collaborator’s multimedia video, “Paradox” was selected for the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Screen Dance Festival.