Tareq Abuissa is a New York-based composer, lyricist, and music director. His four stage musicals include the tech industry satire South of Market: The Musical (2016, 2017), while his scores for the screen include three USC Animation thesis films (2014) and two video interview series with Lincoln Center (2013). Abuissa is the songwriter of his indie band Ruby Jubilee's self-titled debut (2018), while his chamber music has been performed in Columbia's Miller Theatre.
A lifelong cellist and pianist, Abuissa’s musical foundation is in classical concert music. In high school, his string orchestra performed his compositions. While studying Music and Mathematics at Columbia University, he co-composed the 118th Varsity Show, The Corporate Core (2012), and his composition teachers included Fred Lerdahl and Osvaldo Golijov. Abuissa now serves as a Teaching Artist for Very Young Composers with the New York Philharmonic, and is a member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists.