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About the Artist

Composer and guitarist Aaron Grad (Seattle) merges his rock and jazz roots with his classical training to create music that The Washington Post has described as “inventive and notably attractive.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar from New York University and a master’s degree in Composition from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Christopher Theofanidis. His accolades include Young Composer Awards from ASCAP in both their classical and jazz competitions, as well as grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer and 4Culture. In 2014, Grad will present world premiere performances of The Lost Voice (a fable for children), Old-Fashioned Love Songs (a song cycle for countertenor and electric theorbo, an instrument Grad designed and built), and arrangements commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony.

As part of his Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Aaron offered a concert and talk at Sunrise Assisted Living in Bellevue. Read more about Aaron's Meet the Artist event.

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