Glenn Call -- Conductor -- Soloist -- Brass Clinician

Detailed Biographical Sketch
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    Glenn Call has toured extensively as a prominent soloist, conductor and teacher, conducting and performing with orchestras and bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.Glenn Call -- Conductor..  Photograph by Lou Ouzer.  Click for larger (Press) image 

   Following studies with Matty Shiner at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and later with Cherry Beauregard at the Eastman School of Music, Glenn Call began his distinctive musical career as a member of the famed "President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, touring the country and performing at the White House with that elite ensemble under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan. 

    Early in his career, Mr. Call was very active in England as guest conductor, adjudicator and soloist, appearing throughout the country and on the BBC.  In England, the Press enthusiastically hailed him as "Euphonium King."

    On leaving the Marine Band, Call returned to Rochester, New York where he taught low brass and brass pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music and directed the Wind Ensemble at the Nazareth College of Rochester.  At Nazareth College, he was influential in attracting members of the Rochester Philharmonic to the wind faculty there and featured them regularly as soloists in his concerts. 

    Under Glenn Call's direction, the Nazareth Wind Ensemble hosted premieres of several significant wind repertoire, including the 1983 world premiere of Gustav Holst's 1911 composition, Three Folks Songs, shortly after it was discovered in the archives of the British Museum.

   In the late 1980's, Glenn Call accepted the directorship of the venerable Monroe County Parks Band.  Under Call's rebuilding program, the Parks Band achieved an extraordinarily high level of performance in a very short time. Drawing huge audiences wherever it performed, the Band was also featured on National Public Radio broadcasts and recordings.

   Glenn Call -- Euphonium Soloist.  Photograph by Lou Ouzer In 1990, with considerable financial support from the state of Bavaria and the city of Würzburg, Glenn Call led the the Parks Band on a grand concert tour Germany. Under his direction, the Parks Band became the first group of it's kind to appear in concert at the famous shrine to Richard Wagner, Castle Neuschwanstein.

    During this time, Glenn Call continued to be very active as a soloist. Included among his solo successes were appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu in the Czech Republic, making him one of the few Euphoniumists of his generation to have appeared as soloist with major symphony orchestras. In his appearance with the Buffalo Philharmonic, a reviewer described his performance as "sweet and athletic."

    Mr. Call is a Yamaha Performing Artist and was instrumental in the design of the popular YEP 642 professional Euphonium.

    Glenn Call holds degrees in music performance and literature from the famed Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester and has studied conducting under Kirk Trevor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Victor Feldbrill of Toronto and Jorma Panula of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. 

    In addition to teaching at Eastman, Glenn Call has also taught at The Nazareth College of Rochester, at Roberts Wesleyan College and at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

    Glenn Call takes time out of his busy schedule to pursue his hobbies in German and Asian cultures and literatures, comercial and recreational diving and motorcycle touring.  He currently resides in Rochester, in western New York state with his wife Eileen.

 For further information, contact:

Glenn Call
69 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Tel: (585) 325-6387

To contact Glenn Call by E-Mail, click here: call@rochester.rr.com

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Glenn K. Call
Euphonium Soloist, Conductor, Clinician

Highlights:

1975:   Featured Soloist -- The Eastman Wind Ensemble
Rochester New York

1976:   Featured Soloist -- The Eastman Wind Ensemble
Williamsville, New York

1976 - 1981:  Euphoniumist
The U.S. Marine Band  "The President's Own"

Washington D.C.

1979:   Soloist / Clinician -- International Congress for Brass Musicians,
London, England

 Soloist / Clinician -- Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas.

 Adjudicator -- National Association of Brass Band Conductors
Luton, England

 

1980:   Guest Conductor -- Redbridge Youth Brass Band, Redbridge Music School
Ilford, Essex, England

 Featured Soloist -- Pennsylvania State University Brass Chorale
State College, Pennsylvania

 

1982:   Featured Soloist -- Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,
Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, New York

 Featured Soloist -- Brighton Symphony Orchestra,
Brighton, New York

 Soloist / Clinician -- North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

1983:   Featured Soloist -- Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,
Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, New York

 Adjudicator -- Greece Performing Arts Society,
North Greece, New York

Conducted world premiere of Gustav Holst's Three Folk Tunes
Nazareth Wind Ensemble.

Nazareth College of Rochester, New York

 

1984:   Featured Soloist -- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

Featured Soloist --- Rush-Henrietta School District
Rochester, New York

 Featured Soloist -- Memorial Concert
Allegany, New York

 

1986:   Clinician -- Educational Support Program,
Central Music Supply, Inc., Pittsford, New York

1987:   Featured Soloist -- New York State School Music Association Summer Conference
Rochester, New York

1988:   Featured Soloist -- Williamsville North Wind Ensemble
Williamsville, New York

1989:   Featured Soloist -- Cornell University 20th Festival of Contemporary Music
Ithaca, New York

 

1987 - 1991:  Director -- The Monroe County Parks Band
- Broadcasts and Recordings for PBS affiliate WXXI FM

- Extensive concert tour of Germany

 

1989 - 1992:  Adjudicator -- Cattaragus County Music Educator's Solo Festival
Salamanca, New York

 

1990 - 1994:  Featured Soloist -- Lancaster Community Band,
Lancaster, New York

1992:   Guest Conductor -- Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra
Geneva, New York

1994:   Guest Conductor -- Jugendblasorchester Estenfeld
Estenfeld, Germany

1995:  Masterclass -- Ithaca College School of  Music
Ithaca, New York

Guest Soloist -- Bohuslav Martinu Filharmonie,
Zlín, Czech Federal Republic

1996:  Named "Yamaha Performing Artist"

1997:  Featured Soloist -- Fredonia Wind Ensemble
State University of New York at Fredonia


 For further information, contact:

 For further information, contact:

Glenn Call
69 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Tel: (585) 325-6387

To contact Glenn Call by E-Mail, click here: call@rochester.rr.com

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