The Kennedy Center

John Glover


Described as "an unabashedly expressive composer," (New Yorker) John Glover has created music for concert, opera, dance, and theater. He has received commissions from organizations including Houston Grand Opera, The New York Youth Symphony, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Del Sol String Quartet, Liuh-wen Ting, Amber Sloan Dance, Crossman Dans(c)e, Ensemble Meme, String Noise, and the Five Boroughs Music Festival. His work has been presented in venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall to Carnegie Hall, the Invisible Dog to the Rothko Chapel. 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 for Amber Sloan and Tomas Cruz at The Yard, the multimedia work Snow created with choreographer Jordan Morley for toy-pianist Phyllis Chen at the Detroit Institute of Art, and a new production of his chamber opera Lucy by Urban Arias with libretto by Kelley Rourke, starring Andrew Wilkowske. Current projects include original music and sound design for the immersive theater work HERE by choreographer Kelly Bartnik, which opened on the Lower East Side, NYC in February 2017, and a residency at MANA Contemporary with Amber Sloan. Future 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.