Eliot Grasso

Eliot Grasso is the provost and a tutor at Gutenberg College. He holds a B.A. in music from Goucher College, an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. He has performed, recorded, taught, and lectured on Irish traditional music internationally. Scholars, critics, and performers have described him as “one of the finest uilleann pipers in the history of Irish music in America.”



  • The Great Books in the Twenty-first Century. Discusses the importance of the Great Books for teaching us about human heritage, diversity, and respectful conflict. (11/17)
  • Confidence and Humility. Purposes that the objective of understanding secular texts in Gutenberg’s curriculum is to cultivate confidence and humility. (June/17)
  • What Is Art For?. Discusses art as a vehicle for accomplishing God's purposes. (3/14)
Eliot Grasso

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