A bit about Glenn...in 3/4 time
Songwriter for Adult Audiences
Glenn has written a large body of music for adults including six album/CD’s. He has been the recipient of composition awards from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Arts NB. His songs have been performed by various Canadian artists including Rita MacNeil and Jackie Richardson, as well as by the Toronto Pops Orchestra under the direction of David Warrack. As a performer, he has toured across Canada.
In the summer of 2017 Glenn performed his compositions with the Queer Songbook Orchestra in Toronto and again in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre.
Glenn has written music and scores for films – Sea Dream (National Film Board), Montreal Main (film by Frank Vitale), Clowns (Morley Markson Prod. for Ontario Place).
Glenn served on the funding board of the of the Toronto Arts Council, and was a founding member of the Arts Council of Muskoka.
Children's Storyteller, Actor, Songwriter
Glenn pursued a thirty year career writing music for and acting in children's television including; Mr. Dress-up and Sesame Street (CBC), Shining Time Station (PBS), Treehouse TV (YTV).
He toured Ontario and Michigan entertaining children with his multi-media presentations, Storytime with Phynix and Anansi.
As an arts educator he partnered with ParticipACTION and The Toronto Board of Education to create a video targeting children’s health and well-being.
The truth is, Glenn will always be a kid in some important aspect of himself. Therefore, he will always write music for kids to entertain himself with, while entertaining the small bodied ones.
That works for him.
Musical Theatre and Arts Educator
Glenn has written three musicals, story line and music for: The Mother's Tree, Into the Circle – from Bullying to Belonging which toured 40 schools in Ontario and New Brunswick, and Barnyard Brains. In the summer of 2015 he produced and wrote the music for The Raven Of Eirean Mhor an original play by Elizabeth Copeland, his wife and creative partner.
Glenn founded Kidplayhouse Productions which under his direction became a not-for-profit. In the spring of 2015, Kidplayhouse received a major grant from the Province of New Brunswick in support of the first stage of Glenn and Elizabeth’s vision to create the Miramichi Summer Theatre Festival.
Glenn has received three artist-in-residence grants for his work in the public school system, which includes writing and producing community-specific musical plays for school-wide productions.
Currently, Elizabeth and Glenn are focusing on creating community collaborative theatre projects through their company KPH Theatre Productions.
You can find out more about that in the link below.