Aszemar Glenn Eclectic Composer-Pianist

Aszemar Glenn is based out of Portland, OR. He is an eclectic composer and pianist, has contributed to the Smithsonian Foundation Black Past Web site. Mr. Glenn fell in love with soul, gospel and pop music at a young age and, later, trained in classical music while a student at Pacific University. He has participated in a regional international Van Cliburn Foundation Piano Competition and has been feature on regional and public broadcasting television. He earned his Fine Arts degree at Pacific University in the disciplines of Art, Dance, Theater, and Music. Mr. Glenn has numerous achievements in his career, being awarded the OMTA state music award in music composition and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, one in composition the other in performance. As soloist in 1997 he performed with esteemed conductor Anthony Armore and the Willamette Falls Symphony and the Mittleman Jewish Community Orchestra the world premiere of 'Reclere: Metaphor for Piano and Orchestra' written in 1995 by internationally known composer Klaus Cornell and in 2004 his own first symphony was performed by the Oregon Cascade Symphony. In 2011 he wrote a jazz suite for piano entitled “S.S.S” that paid tribute to black jazz artist of past. Suite “S.S.S.” was performed by the composer in a lecture style performance called Black Composers of Oregon past and present funded through and presented at the Multnomah County Library, which included Richard Moffatt's “American Dance Suite”. Also 2011 marked the start of a Winter Solstice solo piano program that was done annually from 2011 to 2014 at the McMenamins Dome Theatre to a sold out house. In 2016 Mr. Glenn started his ongoing music program Aszemar Glenn Piano Series at St. Johns Christian Church in Portland, Oregon which is now in it's third season, 2019 will mark the fourth season for the series. Most recently his piece "Jewels" for clarinet and bass was premiered at the Beaverton Public Library in June 2017, "In A Manner of Speaking" for jazz bass and piano for 48CC in April 2018. Although Maestro Glenn now spends most of his time composing music he is still active as a soloist.

YouTube link:  Aszemar Glenn Music YouTube Channel has several of my original compositions

YouTube link:  Aszemar Glenn Recordings YouTube Channel of me performing past classical and modern piano composers

Band Camp link:  Aszemar Glenn releases

 

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
  • PAST PERFORMANCES

OCTOBER 14, 2018 at St. Johns Christian Church, 8044 N Richmond Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Doors open at 3:30 PM concert starts at 4:00 PM, admission is free...PROGRAM: Tango by Moffatt, Music Box Dancer by Mills, Dizzy Fingers by Confrey, Bumble Boogie by Fina, Elite Syncopations by Joplin, Circle Around by Glenn, Romanze by Brahms, First Arabesque by Debusy, G minor Ballade by Chopin.

NOVEMBER 11, 2018 at St. Johns Christian Church, 8044 N Richmond Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Doors open at 3:30 PM concert starts at 4:00 PM, admission is free...PROGRAM: Prelude in Slow by Glenn, Prelude and Fugue in C minor by Bach, Prelude in A minor by Scriabin, Prelude in C# minor by Rachmaninoff, Nocturne in Eb Major by Chopin, Pictures at an Exhibition by Moussorgsky.

DECEMBER 9, 2018 at St. Johns Christian Church, 8044 N Richmond Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Doors open at 3:30 PM concert starts at 4:00 PM, admission is free...PROGRAM: Snow is Dancing by Debussy, Serenade of the Doll by Debussy, Seven Good-Humored Variations by Kabalevsky, Bear Dance by Bartok, Preludes by Gershwin, Rhapsodic Variations Excerpt by Glenn, The Sunken Cathedral by Debussy, Pathetique Sonata by Beethoven.

  • Jewish Community Orchestra
  • Old Church Recital Series
  • McMenanmins Dome Theatre
  • Universtiy of Portland
  • Portland Eagles Lodge
  • Central Hotel
  • Cannon Beach Community Church
  • St. Johns Christian Church
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting's “Tapestry Program”
  • Arts in the Park, Hillsboro Arts Council
  • Chamber Music Workshop, City of Portland
  • Concerts in the Park, City of Pasadena
  • Jazmin Community Festival, Oregon Arts/Metropolitan Arts Commission
  • Willamette Falls Symphony’s world premiere performance of Klaus Cornell piano concerto
  • Storer Cable TV's “Art Beat”
  • Forest Grove Library, concert performance sponsored by the Friends of Forest Grove Library
  • Hollywood Theatre
  • Keene State College
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre Nutcracker Gala 2004
  • Reedwood Friends Church

Please contact Maestro Glenn at maestro[at]aszemarglenn.com mailing address: AMPP . PO Box 31063 . Portland, OR 97231 to discuss hiring or commissioning the maestro.

Any of my music can be contracted out for performances, just contact me by email or snail mail

About Me

Aszemar Glenn is a Portland native who fell in love with soul and gospel music at a young age and, later, trained in classical music while a student at Pacific University.

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Aszemar Glenn composer-pianist

I plan on producing more original music from now on.

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My music

Music can be purchased through my Band Camp Website the link is provided on this page. My music is still evolving. Which it should! I consider myself a musical mutt, you can quote me on this, for I draw from many different influences and sources.