Grayson Jarvis is a composer from Richmond, Virginia, currently studying with composer Jonathan Newman at Shenandoah Conservatory. Jarvis has written for readings with the American Modern Ensemble, wild Up, and Yarn/Wire. His compositions have been featured in two Shenandoah New Music Collective concerts. In 2017, he received the William Averitt Prize for Excellence in Composition for his solo piano work Coax. In the fall of that same year, in collaboration with the Shenandoah Conservatory Theater department, he worked with director J.J. Ruscella to score a production of The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Jarvis also composed a short song cycle titled Two Letters From Emily, with texts from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. In the summer of 2018, he attended the Mostly Modern Festival held at Skidmore College, where the American Modern Ensemble premiered his sextet titled CrackDown. Jarvis recently finished working with director Scott Hudson on a production of All In The Timing written by David Ives.