Sarah-Grace Graves

Composer, 2015

Sarah-Grace is a composer, singer, and accordion player currently living in Houston, Texas.  Her music, deeply connected to the physical world, often references fragments of material reality such as mental images, medieval relics, and human voices.  Her piece chiaroscuro, for SSAA choir and narration, recently won the Twin Cities Women’s Choir (TCWC)’s Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Contest and was premiered in November 2015 at TCWC’s annual Illuminations concert.  In March 2015, HGOco, a division of the Houston Grand Opera, commissioned her to write the piece Change Came Into Our Houses for a concert of songs on the theme Civil Rights: Then and Now.  Her set of percussion miniatures, Artifacts: Souvenirs of Time Travel, has received multiple performances by percussionists Lucas Sanchez and Keith Hammer at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.  As a vocalist, Sarah-Grace studies with Karol Bennett and sings in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Houston, TX under the direction of Robert Simpson.  She performs a number of her compositions, notably her folk-infused songs for voice and accordion.  Sarah-Grace currently studies music composition at Rice University.

For more information about Sarah, check out her website.

Sarah-Grace Graves – Beets
for clarinet, percussion