Ep. 20: Glenda Austin, An Intimate Chat On Becoming Glenda (Pianist, Composer, Educator)Vote
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Joining me here is award-winning American composer Glenda Austin from Joplin, Missouri. As a composer, pianist and educator, Glenda is known and loved by many piano teachers and students throughout the United States. But did you know she has a CD, "William Gillock: New Orleans Jazz Style," released in Japan (1998) as a pianist? Which you can find on Apple Music!
Many of us have come to know Glenda Austin through her work and her wonderful presence on Facebook throughout the pandemic with her Facebook Lives.
In this episode, we will get to know her more personally. Understand how she grew up, her family's influence and her early music education had on her. The importance of playing by ear as to how she creates music. Her special friendship with William Gillock. How her first compositions came about, other parts of her musical life, and the transition from writing as she wished to work with commissions and deadlines.
Glenda graduated from the University of Missouri (Columbia) with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in piano performance.
Glenda is a frequent adjudicator and clinician, having presented workshops for teachers and students throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Missouri Southern State University, accompanying jazz and choral groups and individual vocal students.
Many of her compositions appear on state repertoire lists, published by Willis Music Company. In addition, "Jazz Suite No. 2" and "Sea Nocturne" are perennial favorites on the National Federation list. She has also been commissioned by Clavier magazine and regularly commissioned by teachers' organizations across the United States.
Because of her association and friendship with William Gillock, renowned composer, she was chosen by Willis to simplify the ever-popular New Orleans Jazz Styles and arrange it for four-hand duets.
Sea Nocturne (0:00) - Composed and performed by Glenda Austin. (see info below)
Early Start - Childhood - Playing By Ear as well as Learning To Read (1:11)
You Make Me Feel So Young - Improv (2:37) - Complete Performance Linked Below.
Prolific Composer? Other aspects of Glenda's Music Life, and on William Gillock (3:34)
More on the friendship with William Gillock (6:04) -
New Orlean Blues (6:04)
After Midnight (7:54)
Gillock on Piano Adjudicating Hand Written Tip Sheets (8:22)
How Did Glenda Start Writing Music? (11:42)
Her Creative Process and on the Jazz Suites (16:37)
Working As A Commissioned Composer and Jazz Suite No.3 (19:55)
Jazz Suite No.3 for Clarinet, Cajon, and Piano by Glenda Austin (24:27)
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Sea Nocturne - Glenda Austin
National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) 2020-2024 Section, Mid-Intermediate Level
Complete Tutorial: https://youtu.be/8t3xFHkVSjc
Sheet Music: https://www.halleonard.com/product/405171/sea-nocturne
You Make Me Feel So Young - Special Live Edition For This Episode: https://youtu.be/1MYGZLnKqZ4
Article on William Gillock "The Magic of William Gillock" by Richard Rejino (The Piano Teacher, Issue: June 30, 2017) http://thepianoteacher.com.au/articles/magic-william-gillock/
Glenda's CD: "William Gillock: New Orleans Jazz Style"
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/william-gillock-new-orleans-jazz-style/1270189258
"Entrance of the Clowns" by Glenda Austin Early Intermediate Level Piano Solo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003AFHQTK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HNYY1G10Q7DYB1FWHMR2
"Irish Jig" by Glenda Austin Later Elementary Level Piano Solo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003AFHQV8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_AQSX12VJ9T9J9SREKXME
"Three Jazz Suites For Piano" by Glenda Austin Early to Later intermediate Level Piano Solos: https://www.halleonard.com/product/324187/three-jazz-suites-for-piano
Jazz Suite No.3 for Clarinet, Cajon, and Piano by Glenda Austin
Published by Alfred Music, 2020 MTNA Collaborative Music Commission Project, University of Missouri School of Music
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