photo credit: Ethan McDaniel

Short Form:Aaron Grisez is a Percussiophysicist, Nerdfighter, and Educator. He makes lightning music and browses floorplans for fun. Best in Class for Wearing Khaki Pants. Cat fanatic.


Medium Form:

A self-proclaimed Percussiophysicist, Aaron Grisez finds satisfaction through pursuits of excellence in both physics and music. His creative and research interests include quantum information theory, signal processing, network theory, multimedia production, electroacoustics, performance art, and marimba performance.

Aaron is currently studying Music Composition and Physics and Computational Science at Chapman University. Aaron has played Percussion under the baton of wind ensemble conductors Gary Green and Allan McMurray as well as David Robertson, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony. He has performed with several local California groups, including the Merced and Tulare Symphonies and the Mt. San Antonio College Orchestra, as well as the Chapman University Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Percussion Ensemble. In the summer of 2014, he toured with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. He has also participated in the 2013 and 2015 installments of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival and the 2015 So Percussion Summer Institute.

Aaron was born in Fresno, CA and attended Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA where he played vibraphone with the school’s Downbeat Magazine recognized jazz big band. He now lives in Orange, CA.