About Grace Elmer

is from Birmingham, Alabama and began studying the classical guitar at the age of ten. She began her studies at the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she studied classical guitar performance with Paul Hicks. In 2015, she began her studies with internationally renowned Peabody graduate Piotr Pakhomkin. She is a prize-winning participant of several national and international guitar competitions. She completed her Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Petar Jankovic and Maestro Ernesto Bitetti at the Jacobs School of Music. Grace is currently an Associate Instructor at the Jacobs School of Music and President of the IU Guitar Club. In the summer of 2022, Grace joined the US Guitar Orchestra on tour in Spain performing with renowned guitarist Xavier Jara. She recently collaborated with celebrated Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov as lead flamenco guitarist in a production of Ainadamar at the Jacobs School of Music. In the fall, she will begin a doctorate degree at the Jacobs School of Music as an Associate Instructor of Guitar. She currently plays a handmade 1984 Kohno guitar.

Recent Credits

Cultural Immersion

IU Theatre — Guest Musician