Grayson Jarvis is a composer from Richmond, Virginia, who has a love for concert and vernacular music. His influences include ambient and postminimalism, and he has written for readings with the American Modern Ensemble, wild Up, and Yarn/Wire.
In 2017, he received the William Averitt Prize for Excellence in Composition for his solo piano work Coax. He also collaborated with the Shenandoah Conservatory Theater department and director J.J. Ruscella to score a production of The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.
The following year, Jarvis collaborated with director Scott Hudson on a production of All in the Timing, written by David Ives. He attended the Mostly Modern Festival at Skidmore College, during the summer of 2018, where The American Modern Ensemble premiered his sextet titled CrackDown.
Jarvis studied under composer Jonathan Newman at the Shenandoah Conservatory and is currently studying at the University of Michigan School of Music under composer Eric Santos.
Outside of concert music, Jarvis is also a singer/songwriter. He released an instrumental album, Be in Peace, in April 2021.