Ars Arvole is the music of composer-pianist Krystal J. F. Grant. Her career has broadened from giving lecture-recitals in elementary schools of her hometown, Birmingham, Alabama to presenting multimedia installations in New York City.
She has performed at experimental venues in Brooklyn and participated in arts festivals in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio. Besides college classrooms, she has taught in after-school programs, a homeless shelter, and a senior center. From her undergraduate degrees in piano performance and Spanish, she developed a passion for the rhythmic arrays of Cuban music and the motivic moderation of Shostakovich. She currently teaches music composition and theory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, while using diverse music to reckon with society’s brokenness alongside artists and audiences.