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Adam Glaser

Assistant Professor of Music


Degrees

MBA, 2002, University Michigan; DPLCON, 2000, Curtis Institute Music; MM, 1998, University Michigan


Bio

As the Director of Orchestras at Hofstra University since 2013, Adam Glaser conducts the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra and Hofstra Chamber Orchestra, and teaches graduate-level orchestral conducting.  A conducting faculty member of the Juilliard Pre-College Division, he conducts the professional-caliber Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra in regular concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center and serves as Chair of the division’s Conducting Department.  In the summer, he serves as Resident Principal Conductor of Long Island’s Usdan Center for the Arts, directing its senior youth orchestras and collaborating with guest artists.   Glaser has received awards from the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the American-Austrian Foundation, whose Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors sponsored his residence at the Salzburg Festival and the Vienna Philharmonic’s Attergau Orchestra Institute.  Guest conducting appearances include performances with the Boca Raton Symphonia (FL), Victoria Symphony (BC), the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Massapequa Philharmonic (NY), the Livingston Symphony Orchestra (NJ), the NYU Symphony Orchestra, the Interlochen Philharmonic, and the NAfME All-Eastern Honors Orchestra in Hartford, CT, along with the orchestras of the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, the New York Summer Music Festival, the New England Music Festival and the Connecticut All-State Music Festival. He has served as Music Director for Hofstra Opera Theater’s productions of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Gluck’s L’ivrogne corrige and Schubert’s Die Verschworenen.  As the Music Director for Curtis Opera Theater’s production of La Tragédie de Carmen (Bizet/Constant), he earned critical praise for leading the orchestra in “a sinewy and carefully balanced sound” (Philadelphia City Paper).

An established composer, Glaser has enjoyed performances of his works by over 25 orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, along with the orchestras of Phoenix, Utah, New Mexico, Austin, Long Beach, Dayton, Naples (FL), Long Island, New Hampshire, Virginia, Toledo, the University of Michigan, Cornell University and Stanford University, among others.  Commissions include Launch, a concert piece for orchestra and chorus commissioned and premiered by the Lake Forest (IL) High School Orchestra and Chorus, and an arrangement of Hatikvah for string orchestra and children’s chorus, commissioned and premiered by the Usdan Center for the Arts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel.

Active as a jazz pianist and songwriter, Glaser is a founding member of Phil Orch Jazz, the renowned group comprised of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Performing together since 1999, the band has appeared at such venues as Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live and the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Stage, the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center in New York, and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in Colorado.  Equally at home across the pop/jazz spectrum, he has played with groups ranging from the bluegrass-inspired DePue Brothers Band and world-music/fusion group Batik to the New Orleans/gospel-infused Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra.

A former marketing executive and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Glaser maintains a keen interest in commercial music, audio branding and the use of music and sound throughout the business world.  He is the founder of Glaser Music, Inc. (GMI), which specializes in the creation of original music for film, television, advertising, corporate/retail and new media.

Glaser earned a Diploma in orchestral conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  He is a graduate of the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in composition, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  Additional studies include piano performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and composition at the  Interlochen Center for the Arts and Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division.

For more information, please visit www.adamglaser.com.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 020P (CP) COMPOSITION Undergraduate
MUS 022 (CP) UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA Undergraduate
MUS 026 (CP) CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Undergraduate
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 152 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 2 Undergraduate
MUS 180B TPC: ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING Undergraduate
MUS 180E SPECIAL TOPIC IN MUS Undergraduate
MUS 191 MUS MCHNDSG FLD STDY Undergraduate
MUS 222 UNIV SYMPHONY ORCH Graduate
MUS 251 ADV SPEC ST-MUSIC Graduate
MUS 273B ORCHSTRL CONDCTNG & SCRE ANLYS Graduate
MUS 273L ORCHESTRL CNDCTNG & SCORE ALYS Graduate
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