jacinth greywoode

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Learn about Jacinth Greywoode, a Brooklyn-based composer, pianist, and vocalist

Praised by BroadwayWorld as a "dramatically sophisticated" writer, Jacinth Greywoode, a Florida native whose family hails from Sierra Leone, probes in his work the various intertwinings of text and the voice. His compositions, which range from classical chamber pieces to Broadway-style theater music, have been performed throughout the Americas and in Europe and Africa by such groups as The Civilians, American Opera Projects, and the Calidore String Quartet. 

Performing Zemlinksy’s Clarinet Trio in d minor with Matt Goff (clarinet) and Max Manzanarez (cello)

Performing Zemlinksy’s Clarinet Trio in d minor with Matt Goff (clarinet) and Max Manzanarez (cello)

From 2012 to 2013, Jacinth was a Teaching Fellow with the Sequoia Foundation of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he worked with elementary school students in English and music, and in 2015 he composed for the International Music Festival of the Adriatic, from which he received the Duino Prize in composition. Recent credits include the Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project at New York City Center; MASTER, a short-form opera in collaboration with America Opera Projects; and a new opera commission from Cerise Jacobs/White Snake Projects premiering in Boston in November 2022. IRON JOHN, his graduate thesis with collaborator Rebecca Hart, was recently named a semifinalist for the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and received a staged workshop by NYU Tisch Department of Drama’s New Studio on Broadway (Kent Thompson, director; Byron Easley, choreographer). IRON JOHN will also feature in the 2019 New Works Festival at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Members of the NSB  cast of Iron John perform in December 2018

Members of the NSB cast of Iron John perform in December 2018

As a performer, Jacinth sings regularly with KHORIKOS choir, a chamber ensemble in SoHo, Manhattan, and plays piano for readings and performances throughout the Tri-state area. Recent performance venues include the Apollo Theater, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Greene Space at WNYC.

A resident of Brooklyn, Jacinth received a Bachelor of Arts in music with a Certificate in collaborative piano performance from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in composition from Stony Brook University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently continuing his doctoral studies at Stony Brook.