Grant Ferris, a Nashville-based guitarist, composer, and songwriter, holds a master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received a scholarship to study under David Tanenbaum. He also earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver, studying with Ricardo Iznaola and Masakazu Ito. While in Denver, Grant and was the first recipient of the Helen M. Garrett Award for Outstanding Graduating Classical Guitarist. A recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Ferris has been praised for his versatility as a guitarist playing in many styles from classical, bluegrass, jazz, and rock. As a composer, Grant has been commissioned to write for professional groups such as Duo Tandem, Duo Boheme, Nashville Composers Collective, and the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. In 2017 he played the famous Concerto de Aranjuez with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra.