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Glenn Basham - Violin

Glenn Basham, Associate Professor (Violin), received a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.M. degree from Indiana University. Currently in his fourteenth season as the concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, Basham has served as the concertmaster of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and at many music festivals nationwide, and has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, and the Palm Beach Symphony. As a jazz player, Basham recently performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recording called “Four More Giant Steps”. The first violinist of the Bergonzi String Quartet, Basham has released a compact disc on the Fleur De Son Classics label featuring the music of Ginastera, Debussy, and Wolff, and together with his colleagues in the Bergonzi Quartet, appears on no fewer than three CDs featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Charles Cadman, and Dennis Kam. In 2001, he was appointed to the editorial committee of American String Teacher, and was invited to serve as a panelist to the 2001 International Association of Jazz Educators convention in New York City. His new compact disc “Aria”, with pianist Jodie DeSalvo, will be released in 2006.