Grace Hale is a composer from Lake Bluff, Illinois. Since twelve years old, Hale has attended many esteemed programs at Interlochen, Oberlin, Boston Conservtory, NYU/ASCAP, California Summer Music, Curtis, Snow Pond, and most recently in Ochsenhausen, Germany, where she joined her professor Ofer Ben-Amots at the International Sommerakademie. Brimming with a strong musical appetite, Hale finds herself constantly searching for answers about how she can elevate her art. Where talented peers to her left scribble intellectual and mathematical formulas onto a staff, Hale feels comfortable exploring a more emotionally-based dynamic. Hale’s music vacillates between both the emotional and intellectual, which is seen on the micro and macro levels. In a single piece, she may traverse both realms. In her life, she literally does. Hale is a composer of concert music and film music. Currently studying under the Isreali composer Ofer Ben-Amots, she is working to expand her compositional outlook in the concert music scene. In the film industry, she works as a free-lance composer on productions from California to Philadelphia. In her free time, Hale teaches piano lessons and mentors music students at Colorado College.