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A native of Philadelphia, Steven Glanzmann took up the trumpet at age nine and began arranging and composing in his teens. While studying architecture at Spring Garden College, he finished his first symphony and began writing many more works. In 1987 he began studying music education at Penn State University. While there he became manager/librarian for the PSU Wind Ensemble, and he concentrated on jazz studies. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Arts, and he later attended West Chester University for graduate studies in music theory. In addition to working for the Curtis Institute of Music as a music cataloger, Mr. Glanzmann also worked for the Philadelphia International Music Festival, J.W. Pepper & Son in Paoli, the European American Music Distributors Corporation in Paoli, and the music rental department of the Theodore Presser Company in Bryn Mawr. After serving five years as a part-time intern, he became a full-time librarian of The Philadelphia Orchestra in January 2003. Since the Orchestra’s 2007-08 season, he has also presented many PreConcert Conversations prior to the Orchestra’s subscription concerts.
Mr. Glanzmann remains an active trumpet player, performing in community theaters and in a big band. Since 1990 he has hiked nearly all of the Adirondack’s 46 High Peaks, and much of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. In addition he loves visiting museums and amusement parks with his wife and children.
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