Beverly Grigsby

Oral History Information

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Electronic Music Composer

Beverly Grigsby was enrolled in medical school in Los Angeles when on the way home from class one day she stopped into a small music studio. There she met electronic composer Ernst Krenek who would later become her mentor after she decided to drop out of medical school and focus on becoming an electronic music composer. She composed the famed “Mast of Eleanor” (1984) as well as the opera “The Vision of Saint Joan” (1987). Her electronic and computerized music scores also include “A Little Background Music” (1967) and “Occam’s Razor” (1985).