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 international piano competitions endorsed by the Van Cliburn Foundation 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 he performed with the Willamette Falls Symphony and the Jewish Community Orchestra the world premiere of “Reclere” a piano concerto 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”. Most recently my piece "Jewels" for clarinet and bass was premiered at the Beaverton Public Library in June 2017. Maestro Glenn now spends most of his time composing music.

YouTube link:  Aszemar Glenn YouTube Channel

Band Camp link:  Aszemar Glenn releases

 

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
  • PAST PERFORMANCES

SEPTEMBER 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: Polka by Shostakovich, Polichinelle by Rachmaninoff, Capriccio by Brahms, Three Ludes by Glenn, Appassionata Sonata by Beethoven.

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: Jazz Blues-Rif-Improv by Moffatt, Tango by Moffatt, Music Box Dancer by Mills, Chop Sticks by De Lulli, Strange Meadow Lark by Brubeck, Circle Around by Glenn, Tippin' My Hat by Glenn, Dizzy Fingers by Confrey, Preludes by Gershwin, 12th Street Rag by Bowman, Elite Syncopations by Joplin.

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: Polka by Shostakovich, Polichinelle by Rachmaninoff, Capriccio by Brahms, Three Ludes by Glenn, Appassionata Sonata by Beethoven.

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...WINTER SOLSTICE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: March of the Three Kings-We Three Kings of Orient Are-O Come All Ye Faithful arr. by Vandall, Happy Hanukkah My Friend by Wilde and Konecky, Do You Hear What I Hear arr. by Glenn, Distant Bells by Glenn, Good Christian Men Rejoice-What Child Is This-Polish Lullaby-Il Est Ne arr. by Grill, Up On The Housetop-Jolly Old St Nicholas-Jingle Bells arr. by Labenske, When My Savior Comes by Glenn, Carol Of The Bells-We Wish You A Merry Christmas arr. by Aaronson.

  • 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.