JOHN HAUKOOS (he/him/his) is a composer, performer, and librettist from Agoura, California, in the greater Los Angeles area. He has composed work in a wide variety of styles and environments, but largely specializes in vocal, theatrical, and chamber works. His history as a singer of opera and musical theatre plays a vital role for his work, as the process of recalling, interpreting, and channeling emotions is surprisingly similar for an actor as for a writer. John also has success as a librettist, generally writing the texts for his pieces himself. John's goals, thus, are as much about storytelling and human connection as they are about creating entertaining works. John sings tenor with Nightingale.