Composer, arranger, and educator Becca May Grant loves to find the place where music and spirituality meet. Her favorite spot is at the church keyboard, playing a mix of musical styles.
Becca trained from childhood as a classical pianist and accompanist, studied jazz piano at UW-Madison, and for ten years led the Arts Ministry of a multi-ethnic church with African American leadership and history.
Becca’s compositions for vocal ensemble draw on gospel, jazz, and classical choral repertoire, with emphasis on collaboration. In 2016, Becca released Beauty for Ashes Live, an album of original gospel jazz compositions.
In 2019 and 2020, Becca directed the music for the Wisconsin Statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration and Tribute, by Africasong Communications, including a mass choir arrangement of her original song, “Justice”, in 2019.
Becca currently guest leads worship at area churches, serves as music director of Sisters In Song Community Choir (Africasong), and plays with jazz ensembles including the Betsy Ezell Quintet. In her teaching studio, Becca specializes in training adults and children of all abilities to play by ear and to improvise.
Becca lives on the south side of Madison with her spouse, three children, a dog, and her front-yard vegetable garden.