Grant Herreid

Grant has become a versatile musician/director/teacher on the early music scene. He has toured much of the world with Hesperus, Piffaro, Early Music New York, the Newberry Consort, and My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, and he plays theorbo and lute with the baroque ensemble ARTEK and New York City Opera.  He has also been a featured guest artist with such groups as the King’s Noyse, Tapestry, the Folger Consort, Brandywine Baroque, and Apollo’s Fire.
Active as an educator and coach, he teaches classes in Renaissance music and 17th century song at Mannes College of Music in New York City, and directs the New York Continuo Collective. Grant is a stage director and musical coach for the Seattle Academy of Opera workshop with Stephen Stubbs. Now teaching at Yale University, he is Artistic Director of the Yale Baroque Opera Project, and co-director of the Yale Collegium Musicum. He devotes much of his time to exploring the esoteric unwritten traditions of medieval and early Renaissance music as a founding member of the New York-based groups Ex Umbris and Ensemble Viscera, and has recorded for Archiv, Dorian, Koch, Maggie’s Music, Ex Cathedra, Lyrichord, Musical Heritage Society and Newport Classics, among others.
  • Baroque guitar
  • Vihuela
  • Tenor