JOHN ELMQUIST
August 2015

Chicago, IL – “The creative activity with which I have been the most concerned over the last 15 years has been my ensemble “HardArt groop” (hardartgroop.com) which serves as a vehicle for performing my compositions. The group has presented dozens of concerts and produced several recordings. I was the 2011 winner of the “Rapido” composition competition held by the Atlanta Chamber Players.
     “I am currently on the faculties of the Merit School of Music and the Chicago High School for the Arts where I teach composition, theory, bass and keyboard. I am also the Music Director at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and play various gigs on upright and electric bass. I received my DMA in Composition from University of Memphis and Masters in Piano Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University.”

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