Hayden Stacki is a composer and percussionist from Westbrook, Maine. He aims to write music that energizes and elicits emotion from the listener, often through dark tonalities and intricate rhythmic textures. He has composed for ensembles such as the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Susquehanna University Symphonic Band, Unheard-of//Ensemble, The ____ Experiment, and the Furman University Percussion Ensemble. Recently, he had a piece accepted for the SEAMUS 2022 National Conference. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Susquehanna University and a M.M. in Composition at Bowling Green State University. Composition teachers include Christopher Dietz, Marilyn Shrude, Mikel Kuehn, and Patrick Long, and percussion teachers include Nicholas Fox, Gregory Alico, and Gregory Simonds.