2017 Festival Orchestra: Frank Glasson

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Frank Glasson, trumpet

Frank Glasson, a native of Solana Beach, has performed both locally and abroad in the trumpet sections of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Opera, Middel Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra of Germany, Tokyo Opera Nomori of Japan, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, State Theater and National Chamber Orchestras of South Africa and has appeared as soloist with the latter two.  Also an accomplished jazz performer, Frank received a Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for his improvised solos on the recording “Jazztet” in 2006.  Frank is a Yamaha performing artist and can currently be seen performing with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony of Orange County, La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway San Diego, and Classics 4 Kids Orchestra.  He maintains a private teaching studio and served as conductor of the Pretoria Youth Symphony (South Africa), Jazz Band Director at Palomar College, adjunct Trumpet Professor at San Diego State University and as conductor of the CYO Wind Ensemble.  Frank is currently the band director for the Solana Beach School District. For 8 years Frank served as President of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 325.