Frank Michael Glasson

Frank Michael Glasson's Biography

Frank Glasson, a native of San Diego, California, has performed both locally and abroad in the trumpet sections of the San Diego Opera; San Diego Chamber Orchestra; La Jolla Playhouse; Broadway San Diego, Tokyo Opera of Japan; Middel Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra of Germany; Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, State Theater, and National Chamber Orchestras of South Africa; and has appeared as a soloist with the latter two. Also an accomplished jazz performer, Frank received a Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for his improvised solos on the recording Jazztet in 2006.

He has served as conductor of the Pretoria Youth Symphony in South Africa, jazz band director at Palomar College, adjunct trumpet professor at San Diego State University, advanced band director at the Rancho Santa Fe School District, and as conductor of the Civic Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble. Frank served as President of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 325, for eight years. He maintains a private teaching studio, and directs the Solana Beach School District Bands as well the Mainly Mozart Winds and Brass Concert Band.

Frank is a Yamaha performing artist, and he can be seen performing with the San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony of Orange County, and Classics 4 Kids Orchestra.

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