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Albert Glinsky

Professor of Composition

D'Angelo Room 12

(814) 824-2361

Glinsky has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the A&E Network, various National Public Radio programs, and on Canada’s CBC network and England’s BBC Radio. His book, _Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage_, published by the University of Illinois Press, with a foreword by electronic music pioneer Robert Moog, won the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.


Albert Glinsky, PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION, holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, and a Ph.D. from New York University. Glinsky has received critical praise for his music, which has been performed widely, and in such settings as the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trapp, and in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the Far East. His works have been presented by dance companies across the U.S. and in Canada, including a three-season international tour of his ballet Flights with the Joffrey II Company. Glinsky has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Smithsonian Institution, the Jerome Foundation, the Astral Foundation, and the Alienor International Competition.

Recent commissions and performances of his music have been presented by the Cavani String Quartet, Relache, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and the Erie Philharmonic, and with conductors Walter Hendl, Eiji Oue and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. His music includes vocal, chamber, solo, electronic, and symphonic works, and is published by E.C. Schirmer, Hinshaw Press, and C.F. Peters, and recorded on the BMG Catalyst, Centaur, Leonore and Koch International Classics labels.