GLENN PRIEST, ACCOMPANIST
Glenn Priest has appeared as concert pianist, organist, choral conductor, clinician, adjudicator and national conference speaker across the nation. He has performed with the Knoxville Symphony & Choral Society, TV Networks, MENC, AGO, ACDC, Choristers Guild, Cedarville and Wright State Universities, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, and in concert at Ohio’s famed Fraze Pavilion. Glenn has performed as pianist for master classes with Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland and Norman Dello Joio.
A graduate of Boston University, he studied piano with Bela Nagy and 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 concert debut with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, performing with that legendary orchestra for three seasons. He also served as instructor at the Boston University Young Artists’ Institute at Tanglewood.
Glenn has several recordings of both choral and keyboard music. He partnered with concert organist Christopher Garven to create a duo-organ and piano concert series entitled Musical Benches. After serving in a number of large church music directorships, Glenn is coming to Sarasota to experience this thriving arts community and contribute to it. He is currently serving as Keyboardist with Musica Sacra and Principle Keyboardist for the Key Chorale.