Ethan T. Parcell is an artist and educator born and raised in Geneva, IL and currently based in Chicago. He works in the fields of composition (especially for young musicians), performance (principally spoken), writing (mostly to sing it later) and visual art (largely handwritten).

His compositions have been performed throughout the US and Canada by Boston Musica Viva, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (where he is their first ever composer-in-residence), and various others. He received his BM in Composition from the Boston Conservatory under Andy Vores, Curtis Hughes, and Jan Swafford.

He is an active performer in theatre and music, appearing in recent theater works by Corey Smith and Lindsey Barlag Thornton, and leading the experimental opera ensemble Focus Group LLC. Parcell appears on over a dozen recordings as a percussionist, clarinetist, guitarist and singer, both as a collaborator and leader, most notably World Record, a three act opera recorded by Focus Group LLC in 2018. 

His handwriting and iterative drawings have been exhibited in group shows in the US, Malta, and Mexico, including 2 tattoos on his brother's arms.