Joseph Glymph
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Member Since: September 15, 2023
Last Visit:September 20, 2023

Joseph Glymph

Maestro Joseph Glymph holds a B.A. in Violin Performance from Northern Illinois University and has completed all requirements for an Illinois teaching certificate. He has been teaching music for over 53 years and has served on the faculties of The American Conservatory of Music, North Park University, Northeastern Illinois University, and was a faculty member and artist at the Sewanee Summer Music Center for 11 summers.
Joseph Glymph was named Outstanding Alumnus in 2008 by Northern Illinois University in recognition of his achievements and contributions as a music educator and a professional musician. Maestro Glymph is considered one of the most prominent private teachers of the violin, viola, and cello in the Chicago area.
An accomplished musician, he has been a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra in Fish Creek Wisconsin, Concertmaster of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Concertmaster of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Guest Concertmaster of the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Sewanee Summer Music Center Festival Orchestra.
In March 1995, Maestro Glymph made his European conducting debut as guest conductor for the National Radio and Television Orchestra in Kiev, Ukraine. He returned to Kiev in 1997 to conduct members of the orchestra at a standing-room-only concert. In August 1994, he conducted a joint concert in Beijing, China, of the Beijing Central Opera Orchestra. In August 1995 while in China, he conducted members of the Shanghai and Beijing Symphony Orchestras. In August 1999, Maestro Glymph returned to China and conducted a joint concert of The Classical Symphony Orchestra, The Protégé Philharmonic, and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. He returned once again to China in 2005 and conducted the Shaanxi Provincial Symphony Orchestra in Xian and Luoyang. He has appeared as a Guest Conductor at the internationally renowned Sewanee Summer Music Center in Sewanee, Tennessee where he was on the faculty for 11 years.
He was the recipient of the Lakewood Music Society Service Award for his outstanding work with The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic. Maestro Glymph was also awarded the 2001-2002 Teacher Recognition Certificate from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts for his students who have been recognized for their exceptional artistic achievements. He is included in the 2002 Edition of “Who’s Who of America’s Teachers” as well as “The International Who’s Who in Music” and “The International Men of Achievement.”
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