Early Music America 2013 Laurette Goldberg Award Winner, Grant Herreid
Grant Herreid is the recipient of the Laurette Goldberg Award for lifetime achievement in early music outreach. The Laurette Goldberg Award is named for Laurette Goldberg, a teacher, performer, author and founder of musical enterprises in the San Francisco Bay area. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists.
Originally a jazz and classical trumpeter in Portland, Oregon, Grant Herreid has toured much of the world as a singer and multi-instrumentalist on early reeds, brass, strings and voice with Hesperus, Piffaro, Early Music New York, Mr. Jones and the Engines of Destruction, My Lord Chamberlain's Consort, and ARTEK. He has also been a featured guest artist with such groups as Sinfonia NY, the Newberry Consort, King’s Noyse, Tapestry, the Folger Consort, Brandywine Baroque, New York State Baroque, Concitato Baroque, and Apollo’s Fire.
Active as an educator and coach, he directs the New York Continuo Collective, a 30-member group exploring the performance of 17th century continuo song. He performs and teaches at many workshops, including Amherst Early Music Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, the Longy Medieval Institute, San Francisco Early Music Society’s Medieval/Renaissance workshop, and the Western Wind Workshops in A Capella Singing at Smith College.
On the faculty of Yale University, Grant is director of the Yale Collegium Musicum. He has been involved with the Yale Baroque Opera Project since its inception in 2007, performing in Ardo, Ardo and Monteverdi’s Orfeo. He has been music director of their productions of Cavalli’s Giasone, Scipione affricano, and La Calisto; Sacrati’s La Finta Pazza, and Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse. Last fall he played the role of Feste in Shakespeare's Twlefth Night. He devotes much of his time to exploring the esoteric unwritten traditions early music as a founding member of the ensembles Ex Umbris and Ensemble Viscera.