John McGrew is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and teacher currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Over the past fifteen years, McGrew has worked as a composer in the dance and theatre world, creating and performing compositions for artists like Jack Ferver, Colleen Thomas & Bill Young, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Tony Orrico, & Enrico Wey. In 2013, McGrew composed the theme music for the TED Talk conference, TED Talk: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. (with Graham Fisk, artist Oliver Jeffers, and videographer Mac Premo). McGrew currently performs across the country with his Brooklyn-based rock group Apollo Run, whose “talent for quickly jelling melodies” was recognized by NPR, among others, including HuffingtonPost, Time Out NY, Crawdaddy!, LAist.com, and FutureSounds.com. McGrew is the co-creator of an original dark fairy tale storybook record, ‘The Village of Vale.’ ‘The Village of Vale’ was selected to be a part of The New Victory Theater’s LabWorks artist residency program for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and won Kevin Spacey Foundation’s ‘Artist of Choice’ grant for musical theatre. ‘The Village of Vale’ will have its world premiere in October of 2017 at Lincoln Center Education’s Clarke Studio Theater. In addition to his dance and theatre work, McGrew also currently writes songs and stories for toys at Fisher-Price. www.johnmcgrewmusic.com