Ancel ‘Fitz’ Neeley (b. 2000) is a composer, percussionist, improviser, producer, and videographer who has written a variety of solo, chamber, electronic, and multimedia works. Fitz writes music that explores storytelling as a tool for empathy often taking inspiration from cinematography, screenwriting, and communication. Fitz is a frequent collaborator being apart of numerous projects such as Clara Warnaar’s “A New Age for New Age Vol. 5 “, Abby Carpenter’s album “Paint by Numbers”, Marina Pamela Galarza Villanueva’s “Contemporar-ish”, Lisa Bielawa’s “Voter’s Broadcast”, Michael Gordon’s “Field of Vision”, and John Luther Adams’ grammy nominated “Sila” with the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble. Fitz is currently earning a Master of Music degree in composition at the University of Michigan having previously earned a BM in composition and percussion performance from U of M as well.