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Glenn Call

Glenn Call's Biography

Glenn Call has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as a prominent soloist, conductor, and teacher. 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 the elite ensemble under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan.

Early in his career, Mr. Call was very active in England as guest soloist, conductor and adjudicator, appearing throughout the country and on the BBC. He was featured with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu in the Czech Republic, making him one of the few euphonists of his generation to have appeared as soloist with major symphony orchestras. The Press enthusiastically has hailed him as "Euphonium King," describing his performance style as "sweet and athletic."

Glenn Call was Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba and Brass Pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music and directed the Wind Ensemble at the Nazareth College of Rochester. 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 Folk 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 Glenn Call's rebuilding program, the Parks Band achieved an extraordinarily high level of performance in a very short time. The band drew huge audiences wherever it performed and was also featured on National Public Radio broadcasts and recordings.

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. Glenn Call takes time out of his busy schedule to pursue his hobbies in German and Korean culture and literatures, as well as scuba and sailing. He currently resides in Rochester, in western New York state with his wife Eileen.

Mr. Call is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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Glenn Call

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Yamaha YEP642