Glenn Priest, musician, and concert artist is returning to mainstream music. He’s come to Sarasota to join Key Chorale and its artistic director, Joseph Caulkins.
As an artist he appeared as concert pianist, organist, choral conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and national conference speaker. In Tennessee: The Knoxville Choral Society and Symphony, Local TV Network, MENC, AGO, ACDC and held the TN and Southern R/S chair for sacred music and worship and was a performer with several featured choirs. In Colorado: The Leadership Network. In Ohio: Ursuline Academy, Chorister’s Guild; Cedarville University; Wright State University; Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Fraze Pavilion, Culture Works. In Florida: St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Series, and First Presbyterian, Sarasota. Glenn has performed master classes with conductor Leonard Bernstein, composers Aaron Copeland and Norman Dello Joio, and accompanied trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, the Empire Brass Quintet and violinist In-Hong Cha, to mention a few.
Glenn graduated Boston University with a BMus and MMus in piano. While in Boston, he studied piano with Bela Nagy, Anthony di Bonaventura, organ with Douglas Marshall, voice performance and choral conducting with Joseph Huszti and vocal accompanying with Allen Rogers.
At age 22, Glenn made his piano debut with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, performing three seasons. He served as staff in BU’s Young Artists Tanglewood Institute for seven years. He is also an ordained Minister of Music, with course study at Gordon Conwell Seminary.
He has several CDs of both choral and keyboard music. Glenn partnered with concert organist Christopher Garven to create their duo-organ and piano concert business entitled Musical Benches.
Glenn is a member of the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.