Eli Greenhoe is a composer, songwriter, and guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. His music has been performed by such groups as the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, and the SEM ensemble, among others. Recent performances include orchestral premieres conducted by George Manahan and Bruno Ferrandis, respectively, and works commissioned and premiered by Aki Takahashi and Thomas Piercy, William Lang (of loadbang) and members of Yarn/Wire. Upcoming projects include a new work for loadbang, and a commission from violin/viola duo andPlay.
In 2018, Eli won a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Additionally, he has twice (2013, 2016) been a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Competition and has received honorable mention recognition from both the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and loadbang in their respective calls for scores. Upon graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Greenhoe was awarded both the Nicholas Flagello award for excellence in composition and the Carl Kanter prize for orchestral music.
For three summers, from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Greenhoe was a composition fellow at the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Putney, Vermont. He has also been in residence at the Ostrava Days composer workshop in Ostrava, CZ (2015) and the Hotel Pupik artists colony in St. Lorenzen bei Schefling, AT (2014). In the summer of 2017, at the invitation of composer Aaron Jay Kernis, he attended the Next Festival of Emerging Artists as a composition fellow. Eli Greenhoe received his B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music in 2016, where he studied with Reiko Füting. He recently completed his M.M. at the Yale School of Music where he studied with Martin Bresnick, Christopher Theofanidis, and Aaron Jay Kernis. He will begin his DMA at Yale in September 2019.