Topic: Imagine creating relevancy for the Symphony orchestra in a digital age

TEDxWarrenton talk.

A native of Washington, DC, Glenn Quader has gained national recognition as a dynamic and versatile conductor and performer. Equally adept in the classical, jazz and popular genres, he has appeared extensively as a conductor, performer and session musician in the United States and Europe, placing him in consistently high demand both on concert stages and in recording studios.

Since 2005, Glenn has served as Music Director of Warrenton’s very own Piedmont Symphony Orchestra.  During his tenure the orchestra has greatly expanded its programming into popular and contemporary formats to wider audiences throughout the state.  He has also introduced compelling Educational programs including the orchestra’s annual Student Visual Art Contest, and the Music Mentoring Program. Glenn’s additional positions include Music Director of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Orchestras at the University of Mary Washington.

Along with a rigorous conducting schedule, Glenn is an in-demand electric/synth bassist for studios and large scale festivals. He has been developing high end bass synth systems for the last several years in conjunction with renowned luthiers.

Glenn studied at the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University and the universities of Indiana, Illinois, Miami and Florida International, and holds a conducting diploma, awarded by Sicily’s Catania International Conducting Institute. His principal conducting teachers include Gustav Meier, Ovidiu Balan and James Brooks-Bruzzese, while intensive workshops were undertaken with Marin Alsop, Jorma Panula, James Litton, Larry Rachleff and David Loebel.