Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Music Resume - Glenn

Dear Friends:

50 years ago I began my music career playing trombone and copying music
for my dad's hand-written music collection.

For the next 25 years I played in the following groups:

4 years - John Glenn High School Bands (marching, concert, jazz)

1 year - Muskingum College Bands (marching, concert, jazz)

1 month - American Youth Symphony (touring 10 countries in Europe)

4 years - APSU - Austin Peay State University (marching, concert, jazz)

Played behind Clark Terry, Lead Trumpter with Johnny Carson's Tonight Show

1 year - University of Nebraska Marching Band

Played in the 1973 Orange Bowl halftime show & parade

6 months - "Estrellas del Tropico" Toluca, Mexico - 1982

I was a music copyist from 1975-1979 with the

US Air Force Band:

A copyist is a person who makes written copies. In ancient times, a
scrivener was also called a calligraphus (pl. calligraphi). The term's
modern use is almost entirely confined to music copyists, who are
employed by the music industry to produce neat copies from a composer or
arranger's manuscript.

Until the 1990s, most copyists worked by hand to *write out scores and
individual instrumental parts neatly*, using a calligraphy pen,
manuscript paper, and often a ruler. In the 1990s, copyists began using
scorewriters - computer programs which are the music notation equivalent
of a word processor. (Such programs include Finale , Sibelius or GNU

Both handwritten and computer-based copying require a significant
understanding of musical notation, music theory, the musical styles and
conventions of different styles of music (e.g., regarding appropriate
ornamentation), and strong attention to detail and past conventions.

Ludwig van Beethoven had a contentious relationship with his copyists,
who often made mistakes that have remained uncorrected until the advent
of Urtext editions; some musicologists have devoted a lot of effort to
identifying Beethoven's copyists.

writing music for the jazz band which was the original Glenn Miller Band:

Airmen of Note
From 1980 on I have worked for numerous composers, publishers, etc. such as: (creating both scores & parts)

Felix Labunski (Polish-American Composer)

friend of the famous pianist & composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski)

Kalmus Music Publishers

[twice writing every note of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto]

University of Maryland - Worked on an original CPE Bach symphony

and a complete doctoral score for Robert Shuffett so he could acquire his Doctorate in Composition

Victor Herbert Opera "Eileen" for Catholic University!22Eileen!22/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

Folger Theatre Group - "Charlie & Algernon" Musical!26%20Algernon/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

Dick Hyman (jazz pianist & composer) "Jazz Piano Concerto"

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