- M.M., Master of Music, University of South Carolina, 1990
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Eastern Michigan University, 1984
Grieb has studied music history, composition and early music performance practice as a Ph.D. student at Indiana University. His research interests include American music, focusing on popular song and jazz, the history of the guitar, and the music and poetry of Elizabethan England.
Grieb holds BM and MM degrees in classical guitar performance (University of South Carolina), and has studied lute performance and jazz guitar at the Jacob’s School
Grieb has served on the faculties of Adrian College, Sienna Heights College, the Bay View Conservatory, and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He was director of early music for the Utah Shakespeare Festival from 1993-1997.
Some of Grieb's notable performances as a guitarist include the premiere of his own composition “Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Ensemble” with the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony Orchestra, and as a lute player, performances in the Bloomington Early Music Festival.
Grieb has taught for the Music in General Studies Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music since 2011. Among the courses he currently teaches are “Music in American Society” and “American Country Music,” both historical survey courses, and “Essentials of Songwriting,” in which students compose their own songs and participate in an end o the semester singer-songwriter concert.