Grace Xu Schott

Composer, 2013

Grace Xu SchottGrace Xu Schott’s prolific compositions are rooted in the classical traditions, yet embraces a spirit of adventure. Although she had a late start in composing, her love for exploration of sound colors transpires into intriguing musical ventures. Most recently, her chamber work was premiered at the Fresh Inc Festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As a semi-finalist in the Rapido! Composition Contest in 2012, the Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago performed her chamber work at the Preston Bradley Hall of Chicago Cultural Center.

Grace received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University Jacob School of Music, a Master of Music in piano performance from University of Southern California, and recently received a Doctor of Arts degree in piano performance and composition from Ball State University.

Grace is also an active educator. For more information, please visit her website.


Grace Xu Schott – Lift Up Your Voice to the Clouds
for mezzo-soprano, piano, and viola