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Glenn has been writing and playing music ever since seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and has spent the past four decades performing in clubs, music festivals, concert halls, on radio and t.v., including MTV, NPR, WNEW, KRock, Good Morning America, Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight, the Uncle Floyd Show, the Falcon Ridge Festival, and Sid Bernstein Presents. He has written and produced music for Showtime, The Movie Channel, PBS, A&E and worked as a jingle writer for some of the top music houses in NYC — Kevin Gavin Productions, Suzanne Ciani and Richard Lavsky Music.
Glenn studied with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano at the Manhattan School of Music and was the recipient of the Jon Wolley Composition Award for his orchestral work, Urban Landscapes, which was performed by the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra.
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic premiered his orchestral work, Falling From Grace and also commissioned him to compose Revolution No. 1, featuring Gee Mancini on Dobro. A selection from his string quartet, Short Stories, was premiered by the Loma Mar String Quartet (who have worked extensively with Paul McCartney).
Author Elizabeth Partridge invited Glenn and guitarist Gee Mancini to perform the songs of John Lennon at her New York City book signing for, All I Want Is The Truth.
In October 2013, Glenn began a new project, Minute by Minute, composing/recording one minute of music each day — in essence a musical/sound diary that reflects his creative/emotional state at that particular moment. The pieces are written and recorded very quickly to capture the instinctive, visceral and raw qualities of the performance.
In December 2016 Glenn scored the film, The Plague, by film maker, Max Vonderhorst. The film won a Scholastic Gold Award in February 2017.
Glenn and Gerard Mancini completed the RPM Challenge, launched 10 years ago to dare, provoke and challenge musicians to write and record an album of original material during the month of February—28 days! The challenge began locally then grew globally with over 1,000 submissions this year. A few years ago NPR's Bob Boilen (All Songs Considered) even joined the challenge.
Suzy Fest 2017, an evening celebrating the music of Glenn's wife and talented singer/songwriter, Suzanne, who passed away after a long battle with cancer, took place at the Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick on Saturday evening, June 17th. The benefit concert featured 23 musicians performing arrangements of Sue's songs to an SRO crowd. Click here for more details on Suzy Fest.
To access and listen to Glenn's select catalogue, click here.