An ethnomusicologist, koto player and Japanese music composer
Garrett Groesbeck is an ethnomusicologist, koto player, and composer currently undertaking graduate studies at Wesleyan University. He received his MM in composition and theory from Nagoya College of Music as a Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) scholar, writing new music for Japanese instruments. From 2017 to 2019 he worked as an event coordinator for the Japan Folk Festival, helping to arrange cultural exchange events in the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Canada, and Japan. Current research efforts focus on Eurocentrism in music education, particularly in Japanese institutions. His writing can be found in Japan Forum and Asian Music, and he has been profiled in Hōgaku Journal.