Ethan McGrath is a composer, pianist, and organist based in Chattanooga, TN. For his compositions he has received awards from the Instytut Musica Sacra (Poland), Alfred Music, and the Southeastern Composers League, as well as commissions from the American Choral Directors Association, the New Consort (NYC), and the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. A selection of his choral works are available in print from Oxford University Press, Schott Music, and Beckenhorst Press, among others. Also active as a pianist and organist, Ethan often organizes concerts in the Chattanooga area, including the recent Lookout Valley Art Song Series, in which Ethan collaborated with five local singers in performances of such works as Schubert’s Winterreise and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. Ethan earned a BMus in Composition at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MMus in Choral Studies at the University of Cambridge.
"Ethan is a most talented young composer and conductor. His compositions demonstrate great sensitivity to text and its relationship to choral colors." ~ Dr. Roland Carter, Composer/Arranger and Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
"Ethan's work has the ability to translate a profound sense of meaning to people with varying levels of musical ability and experience. My recommendation of Ethan is enthusiastic and without reservation." ~ Dr. Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, Director of Choral Activities, Southern Adventist University
"Ethan McGrath's compositional voice is unique, but holds on to just the right amount of tradition — it will be exciting to hear more of his works in the future." ~ Dr. Cameron LaBarr, Director of Choral Activities, Missouri State University
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