jacinth greywoode


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

Hailed by BroadwayWorld as a "dramatically sophisticated" writer, composer Jacinth Greywoode, a Florida native whose family hails from Sierra Leone, probes with his work the myriad entwinings of text, voice, and instrumentation within a personal and tonally-inflected idiom. His compositions, which range from classical chamber pieces to Broadway pop songs, have received performance throughout North and South America and in Northern Africa and Europe in collaboration with such ensembles and companies as American Opera Projects, The Civilians, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Stony Brook Contemporary Players.


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. Most recently, Jacinth and writing partner Rebecca Hart presented a song in commemoration of Michael Friedman and Gone Missing at New York City Center in collaboration with The Civilians for their 2018 Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project.

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. 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.