A native of Philadelphia, Steven Glanzmann took up the trumpet at age nine and began arranging and composing in his early teens. While studying architecture at Spring Garden College, he finished his first symphony and has since composed many works. In 1983 he was soloist for the Black Watch Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1987 he began studying music education at Penn State University (PSU). While concentrating on music education and jazz studies, he became manager/librarian for the PSU Wind Ensemble. He graduated from PSU 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 for five summers. During the years 1991 to 1999 he worked for 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. In the past he has presented many PreConcert Conversations prior to the Orchestra’s subscription concerts. Mr. Glanzmann is humbled to continually interact with the world’s very best conductors, composers, instrumentalists, and actors. He is most grateful to patrons that support The Philadelphia Orchestra.
For over 40 years Mr. Glanzmann has performed as a trumpet player in many community orchestras, theaters, big bands, and houses of worship, and he continues to compose music. Since 1990 he has hiked nearly all of the Adirondack’s 46 High Peaks and is a writing a guide book to the High Peaks Region. He shares his love of music and art with his wife and twins.