Born and raised in the Twin Cities, percussionist Bjorn Grina-Shay is a co-founder of the 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective.
As an orchestral musician, Bjorn is a former member of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Together in Hope Project, Oratorio Society of Minnesota, and the Lakes Area Music Festival.
Bjorn received his bachelor’s degree and graduate performance diploma in percussion performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with percussionist Robert van Sice. Bjorn received his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with percussionist Fernando Meza.
As a percussion instructor, Bjorn is a percussion faculty member at the MacPhail Center for Music, where he also is assistant director of the percussion ensemble Rimshots!