“Marcus is an extraordinary musician and pedagogue; an extremely accomplished composer/arranger, a wonderful trumpeter as you can hear, and one of the best teachers I’ve ever observed. I’m so happy to count him as a former student (from whom I learned AT LEAST as much as he learned from me!), a friend and esteemed colleague.”
- Rex Richardson, Internationally-Acclaimed Yamaha-Sponsored Performing Artist
Marcus S. Grant is a professional composer, trumpeter, teacher, clinician, producer, and content creator from Virginia. He is the Co-founder and Director of the Trumpeter’s Multi-Track Competition and Seminar, a professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills at Virginia Commonwealth University, and contributes compositions and arrangements as a Signature Artist with the world's leading digital sheet music retailer, Musicnotes.com.
As a content creator, Marcus has managed 4 YouTube channels, currently holding a lifetime total of over 1.2 million views and 41.6 thousand hours of watch time across all channels on the platform. His current YouTube channel serves primarily as a home to his trumpet multi-tracking music videos: that is, his trumpet ensemble music videos in which he performs every part in the score.
A celebrated and renowned trumpeter, Marcus has performed in prestigious venues and conferences across the country, including the National Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship, and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. In addition, Marcus’s award-winning compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by world class artists and ensembles in more than 7 different countries.
Marcus received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and his Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (IU). His primary trumpet teachers were Rex Richardson and Kevin Maloney at VCU, and Joey Tartell at IU.
Marcus is driven by the goal to provide transformative opportunities and impactful encounters to all people using his love for music, holding the philosophy that everyone deserves the best experiences in education, and that music is an essential element of those experiences. He seeks to use music to provide education, inspiration, and empowerment to all who are willing to receive it.