A composer of diverse influences, Ethan McGrath seeks to write music that will break down barriers between people and have the potential to convey meaning to anyone who hears it. He has been commissioned by such organizations as the American Choral Directors Association, the Voce Chamber Choir (London), and the New Consort (NYC). His compositions have been featured in workshops by Rodney Eichenberger and performed by such ensembles as the Choir of Trinity College (Cambridge), the Capitol Hearings (Washington, D.C.), and the Taipei Chamber Singers. He has received awards from the Instytut Musica Sacra (Poland), Alfred Music, and the Southeastern Composers League, and his works have been published by Oxford University Press, Schott Music, Beckenhorst Press, and others. Ethan studied composition with J. Bruce Ashton and Jonathan McNair at Southern Adventist University and UT Chattanooga, respectively, and earned an MMus in conducting at the University of Cambridge, where he studied under Stephen Layton and Timothy Brown, among others.