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2215 Coventry Drive
Wilmington, Delaware
(302) 475-4693

Composer – Pianist - Teacher


Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Jersey – Fall, 1996

Master of Music Degree, 4.0 G.P.A.

Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Spring, 1996

Classical Piano Studies (Doctoral Level)

Eastman School of Music – Rochester, New York, 1983

Summer Jazz Seminar

North Texas State University – Denton, Texas – 1975

Bachelor of Music Degree, Major in Composition

West Chester State College – West Chester, Pennsylvania

B. S. Music Education Degree Program, Piano Major, 3 years

Private Study
Kenny Barron Piano
Sir Roland Hanna Piano/Composition
Bernard Peiffer Piano/Composition
Martin Mailman Composition
Ronald Surak Composition
Alexander Fiorillo Classical Piano
Robert Durso Classical Piano Studies in the Dorothy Taubman Technique


The University of the Arts

Division Head, Graduate Jazz Studies
Chair, Piano Department
Professor, 2004 - present
Associate Professor, 2001 – 2004
Assistant Professor, 1998 – 2001
Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1996 – 1997
Co-chair Theory Department, 2008 - 2010
Temple University
Jazz Studies Faculty, 1992 – 1996
Courses taught: Jazz Composition, Piano, Jazz Styles and Analysis, Theory I
History of Popular Music, Temple Jazz Ensemble
Combs College of Music
Jazz History, Piano, Improvisation, 1988
Wilmington Music School
Chairman of Jazz Department, 1984
Piano, Improvisation, 1982 – 1984
New England Conservatory of Music
Master Class, Spring 2007
Glassboro State College
Guest Clinician, 1983
Lincoln University
Guest Performer and Lecturer, 1979
Don Glanden
Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Engagements

Pianist/Music Director for “The Many Faces of Clifford Brown” 2010 with Tim Warfield, Duane Eubanks,
Jason Palmer, Erik Johnson, Tiffany Jones, others.
Don Glanden Jazz Quartet with Mike Pracher: The Philadelphia Jazz Fair 2009
Don Glanden Jazz Quartet with Larry McKenna: The World Café, August 2005
Don Glanden Jazz Quartet with Ron Kerber: Arden Guild Hall, May 2005
Randy Brecker Quintet Concert: Spring 2005
Donald Byrd Performances:
Voyage of Discovery Concert, March 3, 1999
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., Cybercast, February 4, 1999
National Governors Conference, Fall 1998
Ernie Watts - Concerts and Master Classes, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000
Don Glanden Quartet featuring Terell Stafford - Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 1999 and 2000
Sullivans Steakhouse – Music Coordinator for Wilmington, DE 1998 - present
Mellon PSFS Jazz Festival, Don Glanden Quartet with Ralph Bowen, 1995
Rehobeth Jazz Festival, 1994
Hotel DuPont House Pianist, 1991 – 2003
Central Pennsylvania Jazz Festival, 1992
Radio and Television:
WHYY: Radio & Television Appearances
WRTI: Philadelphia Jazz Showcase
ABC: “Good Morning America”
WFLN: Cunningham Piano Hour
Capitol Conversation: Syndicated Radio with John Tegler
CN8: Trudy Haynes Show
Resorts International Hotel Solo Pianist, 1988
Sgarlotos (Duo with Al Stauffer), Pier 17 Manhattan, New York, 1988
Harrah’s Marina Music Director/Pianist for Joanne Samson, 1987/Linda Lee Hopkins, 1987
“Henry Mancini in Concert”, Pianist, 1984
Delaware Symphony Performances 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984
Trump Plaza – Pianist, 1984
The Golden Nugget Casino – Pianist, 1984
Performances at Disneyland Hotel, 1983
New York Arts Group Concert, Manhattan, New York, 1980
Daddyo’s, Ft. Worth, Texas
Miscellaneous Performances:
John Goldsby, Mark Kirk, John Riley, Marc Johnson, Dennis Irwin, Larry McKenna, Terell Stafford,
John Fedchock, Eddie Gomez, Robin Eubanks, Patti Austin, Randy Brecker


Only Believe
Cadence Records, CJR 1093, Release Date 2/6/99
Sudden Life
Don Glanden Quartet, EAR 1019, 1994
Mr. Clown (Original composition recorded by John Stowell)
John Stowell/Guitarist, Lines & Spaces, GSP 5001 CD, 1992
Mike’s Song (Original composition recorded by “Prism”), 1999
Invitation to Yesterdays
With vocalist Ellen Lebowitz, 1998
Smokin’ Aloud
With vocalist Ellen Lebowitz, 2003
University of the Arts Jazz 35 Faculty CD, 2003
Formidable, Solo piano improvisations by Bernard Peiffer, 2006
Co-producer with Stephan Peiffer
Named to “Best of 2006” list in Downbeat
Don Glanden
Curriculum Vitae
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Jazz Piano at UArts, featuring student pianists, 2007



Brownie Speaks, video documentary, 2008 - Producer/Director

Screenings: The New England Conservatory, Delaware Historical Society, The University of the Arts


Contributed Foreword to Compendium of Over 2000 Jazz Pianists by Arnie Fox, 2007
“Bernard Peiffer: History’s Forgotten Giant”, presented at the IAJE Conference, 2007
Liner notes for Jazz Piano at UArts, 2007
All About Jazz, feature cover story: Bernard Peiffer, Formidable, 2006
“Technical Foundation for Jazz Piano”, self-published, 2003
“Jazz Education: A Philosophical Statement”, unpublished article, 2002
Liner notes for Nomadic Wanderers by Prism Jazz Trio, 2000
“Chick Corea Solo and Analysis”, Downbeat Magazine, November 1999
“Bebop and Blues from Bird to Barron”, Jazz Improv Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1999)
“Bill Evans Solo and Analysis”, Downbeat Magazine, July 1998
“Joe Farrell Solo and Analysis”, Downbeat Magazine, October 1996
“Sir Roland Hanna Solo and Analysis”, Downbeat Magazine, January 1995
“Clifford Brown Biography”
Presentation given at annual meeting of the American Studies Association,
Nashville, Tennessee, 1994
Don Glanden Songbook, Volume I, 1992


Marquis “Who’s Who in America,” beginning 2006

Rutgers University Nicholas Scholarship, 1991
Marquis “Who’s Who in Entertainment,” beginning with 1988 edition
National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Fellowship, 1980
Compact Disc Sudden Life named #4 of Top 20 New Releases in August 1994
By WRTI Jazz 90 FM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Project, 2007 - Founding member, board of directors
BROWNIE SPEAKS: Symposium and concert series, 2008 - Producer
A Workshop On The Taubman Approach, May 6, 2010 - Co-producer
Clifford Brown 80th Birthday Celebration Concert, October 30, 2010 - Music Director/Co-producer