Described as "an unabashedly expressive composer," (New Yorker) John Glover has created music for concert, opera, dance, and theater. His chamber opera New Arrivals was praised by Broadway World as an "intricate and intriguing score that is easy to lose yourself in emotionally." He has received commissions from organizations including Houston Grand Opera, New York Youth Symphony, Milwaukee Opera Theater, Liuh-wen Ting, Washington National Opera, American Conservatory Theater, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Del Sol String Quartet, Amber Sloan Dance, Crossman Dans(c)e, Adam Tendler, String Noise, and the Five Boroughs Music Festival. His work has been presented in venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall to Carnegie Hall, Rothkko Chapel to the Invisible Dog.
John has received numerous awards, fellowships and grants for his music from organizations including New Music USA, Meet The Composer, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Cambodia Living Arts, Cherry Valley Artworks, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent projects include Rudiments for multi-tracked voice and dancers at The Yard for Amber Sloan Dance and Tomas Cruz, the multimedia work Snow created with choreographer Jordan Morley for toy-pianist Phyllis Chen, and a new production of his chamber opera Lucy by Urban Arias with libretto by Kelley Rourke, starring baritone Andrew Wilkowske.
Current projects include original music and sound design for the immersive theater work HERE by choreographer Kelly Bartnik, and a residency at MANA Contemporary with Amber Sloan. Upcoming projects include commissions for Del Sol String Quartet with Jesse Blumberg, a new work for Milwaukee Opera Theater, and Queen Jane Approximately, a long-form work for pianist Brianna Matzke as part of her Response Project. His song cycle Natural Systems was described as a "vivid score ranging from energetic swirls to a gentle, enigmatic conclusion." (New York Times).
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