Dr. Glenn D. Price is recognized as one of the leading international conductors of today. He has conducted in thirty countries on five continents, covering the gamut from professional chamber players to 450 piece string orchestra, symphony orchestras and wind ensembles to mass bands of over 1500 musicians.
He is best-known as a major authority on music for wind groups and in this capacity he has appeared as featured conductor for many professional organizations. These include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), the MidWest Clinic, the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the Encontro Latino Americano (Brazil), the Shizuoka Festival (Japan), the British
Association for Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (BASBWE) and others. Dr. Price has conducted many renowned soloists, such as Evelyn Glennie, Christian Lindberg, Ney Rosauro, Jens Lindemann, Alain Trudel, Roger Webster, Kenneth Tse, Rick Todd, John Marcellus, Simone Rebello and Michael Burritt.
Price joined CCM in 2011 as Director of Wind Studies. In his previous position as a Professor of Music at the University of Calgary, he developed the Wind Ensemble into an organization of international prominence. Their 10 CDs on five commercial labels have been heralded for their technical precision and musical artistry. They are heard regularly on radio and serve as performance models for ensembles worldwide. Conference performances at such events as WASBE and CBDNA in addition to their Canadian guest appearances at the Esther Honens International Piano Competition and Celebrity Series in Calgary, plus the Cantando (Edmonton), MusicFest (Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg), OBA (Toronto) and Rocky Mountain (Banff) Music Festivals, have brought great acclaim and a wide audience.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he pursued further conducting studies at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan and the Tanglewood Music Centre in the U.S. as well as in Europe and Russia. A noted percussionist, he has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Calgary Philharmonic and Alberta Ballet as well as numerous contemporary music ensembles. He recently recorded Ney Rosauro's Concerto for Timpani at the invitation of the composer.
Dr. Price has devoted much of his life in service to the profession and the training of young conductors. As a renowned pedagogue he has led conducting symposia throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. His students now occupy leading positions in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. Following six years on its Executive Board, he was elected to the post of President of WASBE, which is dedicated to the improvement of all aspects of the profession.