Ethan Boxley is one of the finest up and coming young composers in America. He is a third year music composition student studying with Hans Thomalla at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. His compositional interests include the use of early forms in modern contexts, and the use of pitches and rhythms made by water and other natural sounds in combination with more tonal musical elements. His works have been performed by the Spektral Quartet, Fort Collins Symphony, Northwestern’s Renaissance Singers, and Denver’s Playground Ensemble.
His goal is to compose music which is beautiful and accessible, and also incorporates the and complexity of earlier forms. His work has won a number of competitions. An excellent pianist, his improvisation have provided music for theatre performances, church services, and coffeehouses.