image of James Grant in a dark suit in front of a maroon background

 

For nearly four decades, James Grant has been commissioned by individuals, choruses, chamber ensembles and orchestras who have performed his music throughout the world. He is a past first-prize winner of the Washington Cathedral Choral Society's choral composition competition, the South Coast (CA) Choral Society's International Choral Competition, the Louisville Orchestra Competition for New Orchestral Music, and, in 2002, was one of five American composers to win the Aaron Copland Award. His music is regularly programmed at music festivals, symposia, and clinics, and his desire to compose new music for a given repertoire and specific instrumentation has led to many successful consortium commissions. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Grant lives and works in Oxtongue Lake, ON and in Sarasota, FL, along with his wife, fine-art photographer Elizabeth Siegfried.