Elliott Grabill has composed independently for over a decade. His music has been described as “sumptuous and gorgeous,” “hauntingly beautiful,” and “American.” Mr. Grabill is a romantic to his core, but forays into electronic music to expand the timbral possibilities of his language. A lover of poetry, writes the lyrics to some of art songs. His current projects include writing a second reed quintet for the Civitasolis Quintet, and writing a cantata in the Pennsylvania Dutch langue. He has also written for Pique Collective, the Washington Men's Camerata, and Dark in the Song.
By day, he teaches geometry and calculus in Baltimore City Public Schools, and has previously taught math to college students, prison inmates, and middle school children. He developed and taught MUSI 137 at Bard High School Early College, a course on the history of jazz, and has lectured on ethnomathematics and the relationship between music and math.