Karl Grohmann is a composer, performing drumset/percussionist, and educator from Boston, MA.
As a freelance drum set performer, he has worked in most genres including folk, country, jazz, musical theater, modern classical, and
electronic music. Most recently, Karl was a member of the nationally touring group, The Novel Ideas (2015-17).
While studying many instruments and genres, Mr. Grohmann has experimented with indie rock, minimalism, West African kora and percussion, and avant-garde new music, using found objects as experimental sound sources. Mr. Grohmann’s music has been performed throughout the US and internationally at festivals, universities, and featured in short films. Furthermore, Karl has been composer in residence with Gullkistan Residency (Iceland), High Score Music Festival (Italy), and Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar.
Compositions and Performances with: Sam Moss, Weston Friendly Society, Ian Ethan Case, Boston Opera House, American Repertory Theater (Oberon), Windish Music Productions, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Now Playing Ensemble, Indaco Quartetto, Doug Perkins (So Percussion), MIT Artists Behind the Desk, Rose Tinted Productions, Turtle Lane Playhouse, Boston Babydolls, Dan Baker, Kieran Ridge, Ibrahim Camara, Beantown Swing Orchestra, Copal, Lovewhip, Teonanacatl Percussion, and is a much sought after musician and musical director for professional theater productions. As a Drumset/Percussion artist and educator, Karl is endorsed by Vic Firth, Porter and Davies, and Soultone Cymbals, and Drumtacs.
As an educator, he is on the faculty of St. Sebastian’s School and Ursuline Academy, where he teaches music theory and ensembles. Karl received his BA from Berklee College of Music and his MA in Composition from Longy School of Music where he studied with Paul Brust.