Garrett Hope


Garrett Hope

Lecturer, theory and literature
Area of Focus: Music Theory

Garrett Hope was born into a family that valued and practiced music daily. His mother was a primary school music teacher and children's choir director. As a result Garrett has been performing on stages of various sizes and in front many different audiences since he was toddler.

 Garrett studied piano, clarinet, guitar, and bass as he was growing up. Though he tinkered with sequencing and song writing it wasn’t until he began studying composition at university that he found his musical passions—composition and teaching. Uncovering these passions led to the completion of graduate degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Garrett has taught composition, music theory, music technology, and ear training as adjunct faculty at several institutions, but after completing his DMA Garrett taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Pennsylvania. Returning to Lincoln after teaching in PA has allowed Garrett to focus on composing new music for ensembles of all styles and genres and to teach guitar, bass, composition, and theory. He loves working with dancers, artists, scientists, filmmakers, and music teachers.

As a certified piano technician Garrett also owns and runs the Nebraska Tuning Company, LLC, Lincoln’s premiere piano tuning company.