Stephen T. Griebling was born in Akron, Ohio in 1932. He was always fascinated by mechanical things and loved music. He played cello in college orchestras for many years. He graduated with a degree in chemistry from Mount Union College in 1954. He has sung in choruses for fifty years.

Mr. Griebling recently retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company where he worked as a development engineer for almost 40 years. He holds four patents and received two presidents’ awards. He was recently elected president of the Cleveland Free Flight Society.

He served as Junior Composers’ Chairman for the OFMC. In 1974 his entire family was named Ohio Musical Family of the Year. He was awarded first prize in the NSOA composition contest for his work Queensmere for orchestra, which was recorded by the Warsaw Philharmonic.

His works have been performed by the Akron Symphony Chorus, the Cleveland Octet and Chamber Symphony. In 1993 he collaborated with poet Robert Crawford in the writing of Jefferson Music, a dramatic narrative commemorating the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.