Lynn Glassock is a native of Dallas, Texas and received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas. His teachers have included Paul Guerrero, Ron Fink, Kalman Cherry, Ed Soph and Leigh Howard Stevens. Mr. Glassock teaches Percussion, Introduction to Music Technology and conducts the UNC Percussion Ensemble. Professional experiences include performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, principal percussionist with the Fresno Philharmonic, musical shows and commercial bands. He has written articles for the Instrumentalist and music reviews for Percussive Notes. He is currently a member of the Composition Committee, the Contest and Auditions Procedures Committee and the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society.
Mr. Glassock has received several awards for his compositions including winner of the Southwestern States composition contest in l973; winner of the Festival of New American Music sponsored by California State University, Sacramento in l987; and the Percussive Arts Society first place awards in 1994 for Five Songs for Voice and Marimba; 1997 for No Exit; 1998 for Between the Lines; 2000 for Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble; and in 2004 for Wired. His compositions have been performed at numerous universities in the USA while international performances include Alcoi, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; Brussels Conservatory, Belgium; Amsterdam Conservatory, Netherlands; and Rotterdam Conservatory, Netherlands. He has also had performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions including New Orleans, LA in 1992; Atlanta, Georgia in 1994 Phoenix, Arizona in 1995; Nashville, Tennessee in 1996; Anaheim, California in 1997; Orlando, Florida in 1998; Dallas, Texas in 2000; Columbus, Ohio in 2002; and Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. He received a Faculty Fellowship Award for the spring of 1992 to write a piece for solo marimba. The result was a four movement work entitled Altered Echoes which was subsequently performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York by concert marimbist Michael Burritt.
For someone with a drumming background, this book is a perfect companion! This unique approach utilizes drumming experience by presenting the melodic fundamentals of music in an interesting and challenging way. No nursery rhyme tunes or children's songs are found here. Instead, rhythmically interesting and fun pieces that will greatly speed the...
Commissioned by the North Carolina chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Majestic introduction leads into a syncopated melody in the marimba, supported by the rest of the mallet instruments. Middle section of the piece features everyone on wooden instruments, then on membrane instruments. Perfect for a high school or college ensemble.
Three-movement work for solo marimba with a small multiple percussion set-up, including 2 congas, 2 bongos, 5 temple blocks, and chimes. The interplay between the marimba and percussion instruments emulates the title of the piece by creating a fascinating dialogue. The three movements are entitled Statements, Questions, and Answers.
The pieces in this collection are from a variety of sources including music for piano and chamber ensembles. Tempos are given that will work well for keyboard percussion instruments and are not necessarily the same as the tempos that would be common for the original instrument(s).The correct interpretation of some of the ornament notation that is found in...
First Place Winner in the 1994 PAS Composition Contest. This wonderful 10-minute piece is based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Each song beautifully paints a picture from her words. The 4-mallet marimba writing is very idiomatic and well-written.
Lydeka by Lynn Glassock is a medium-difficult three-movement solo marimba work that uses many of the new techniques such as one-handed rolls, playing on the nodes and sequential sticking patterns.First prize winner of the 1987 Festival of New American Music composition contest.
Altered Echoes by Lynn Glassock is a four-movement work playable on a 4.6 range (low "E") marimba. The titles of the movements are quite telling: Tropes of Wood, Darkened Spaces, Readings of Change and Particles of Light. It is idiomatic, serious and challenging for the advanced player.