Accompanist – Grace Templeton


Grace Templeton is a collaborative pianist active in the Tucson area. In 2023, she performed in
the Tucson Desert Song Festival, TURN UP Multimedia Festival, SongFest, and St. Mark’s
United Methodist Church Concert Series. In addition to her appointment at the Tucson
Masterworks Chorale, Grace works as a pianist for the University of Arizona School of Dance,
the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Grace prioritizes promoting music by living composers. She has championed world premieres
by numerous composers including Jaclyn Breeze (Sudden Light, 2023), Julian Stuart-Burns
(Snaps and Shadows, 2022), Cory Brodack (Rainwash, 2021), David John Roche (Ten Hours
Daily Screen Time, 2021), and Max Vinetz (in transitive motion, 2019). Her own dance
compositions have been featured in showcases at the University of Arizona and Rice University.
Grace earned a MM from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she held assistantships in
Opera Coaching and Music Theater Coaching and studied with Margaret McDonald and
Alexandra Nguyen. She earned her BM in Piano Performance from Rice University studying
with Jeanne Kierman Fischer. Additionally, Grace is an alumna of SongFest, the Collaborative
Piano Institute, Fresh Inc Festival, and Music Fest Perugia