MESSINA, Justin (b. 1980), composer and sound artist who received his B.M. at Indiana University in 2002; his D.M.A. and M.A. at Julliard in 2004 and 2009. Messina grew up on the sailboat Affair, sailing the California Channel Islands with his family. He spent his 3rd birthday on Santa Barbara Island.
As a sound artist, Messina records and collects sounds from the various islands. He has recorded extensively on San Miguel, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands.