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. He earned his Fine Arts degree in the disciplines of Art, Dance, Theater, and Music, and has had numerous achievements in his career, being awarded the OMTA state music award in music composition and a National Endowment for the Arts grant among them. Currently, in addition to his work with his Virtual Band-Orchesta and solo concerts, his muti-media company gives presentations on local music history and composers; his band-orchestra is an outlet for his compositional activities but it also performs a mix of standards, pop, blues, and jazz; and he is an ethnomusicologist. At Pacific University, he had piano studies with Florence Chino, who graduated with a Master’s Degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music; Dr. Donald Schwejda (music theory/composition and contemporary music); and Dr. Albert Freedman (jazz band workshop).
COMPOSITIONAL ACTIVITY 2016
Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano
Rock is Rockin'-jazz/rock combo
COMPOSITIONAL ACTIVITY 2015
Flute Fantasy No. 1
7 Opaque Scenes for Cello and String Orchestra.
COMPOSITIONAL ACTIVITY 2014
Sonata No.1 "Three Movements One Moment" world premiere June 11, 2014 at The Historic Old Church at 12 noon.
Original Organ Work "Lay Down Your Sword My Fellow Man" for MICHAEL BARNES Organist of Westminster Presbyterian Church
COMPOSITIONAL ACTIVITY 2013
Three original ballets "Piano Waltz", "Dance of the Perpetual Circle", "Rhapsodic Variations Excerpts" performed
by Classical Ballet Academy directed by Sarah Rigles. Proceeds from the premeire of the ballets will be donated to the
"Distant Bells" world premiere December 8, 2013 at St. Johns McMenamins Theatre
Three Guitar Works for Grammy Winning Guitarist DOUG SMITH
In the past, Glenn has been featured as a soloist at the following events:
And has performed solo recitals elsewhere:
Glenn has completed commissioned compositions for: