Glen Adsit Hartford CT, Director of Bands at The Hartt School has died

Glen Adsit Death – Renowned orchestra conductor and Director of Bands at The Hartt School, Glen Adsit, has passed away. He was announced dead today, Tuesday, the 16th of January 2024. Glen, a compassionate, brilliant, and dedicated music educator, left an enduring and profound impact on The Hartt School.

His unwavering work ethic, and dedication to the well-being of his students and colleagues, were tireless and commendable. So far, no official news on his cause of death has been released.

“Stunned hearing the news that the music community has lost Glen Adsit. Glen was a kind, brilliant, and passionate music educator who inspired generations of people in many ways. Though I didn’t know him as well as some, I do cherish the meaningful conversations we had.”

About Glen Adsit

Glen Adsit was the Director of Bands at The Hartt School, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and co-directs the new music ensemble Foot in the Door, as well as the graduate instrumental conducting degrees alongside Edward Cumming.

Appointed in 2000, he received the 2014 Larsen Award for outstanding teaching. Prior, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of New Mexico and taught at the junior high and high school levels in Michigan.

Adsit’s ensembles, notably the Hartt Wind Ensemble, have performed globally, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, and Harpa. He has recorded CDs for NAXOS and is praised by composers like John Corigliano and Joseph Schwantner.

An advocate for new music, Adsit founded the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group and the Institute for the Advancement of Secondary and Primary Instrumental Repertoire Excellence. He holds degrees in music education and wind conducting from the University of Michigan.

Professional Conducting

  • United States Coast Guard Band
  • US Army Field Band
  • The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
  • The Rochester Philharmonic
  • Regular appearances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
  • In 2012 he served as the Conductor in Residence for the Beijing International Composition Workshop held at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China.
  • In addition to his professional orchestral experience, he also conducted the University of Michigan All-State Intermediate Orchestra for seven years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan.

The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Glen Adsit.

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