Glen Adsit is the Director of Bands at The Hartt School, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, co-conducts the Foot in the Door Ensemble, and teaches graduate conducting. Professor Adsit was appointed the Director of Bands at The Hartt School in 2000 and was awarded the 2014 Larsen Award for outstanding teaching at the University of Hartford. In addition, in 2015, he was named one of the “Top 40 Educators Making a Difference” by Music For All.
Ensembles under his direction have performed at the Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), Benaroya Ilsley Hall (Seattle, Washington), Carnegie Hall’s Stern Hall (New York, New York), the Central Conservatory (Beijing, China), Harpa, (Reykjavík, Iceland), Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater (Rochester, New York) and Symphony Hall (Boston, Massachusetts).
A champion of new music, the Hartt instrumental ensembles have premiered over fifty works and have hosted over one hundred guest conductors, composers, and performers in his time at Hartt.
The Hartt Wind Ensemble has recorded five compact discs for the NAXOS label. In reviews, Gramophone Magazine describes The Hartt Wind Ensemble as “stellar,” and Fanfare Magazine wrote, “and on the evidence of his two Naxos CDs, Adsit is simply one of the finest conductors leading a wind ensemble today.”
He is currently serving as the President-Elect of the College Band Director’s National Association. In addition, Adsit is the founder of two national consortium groups; National Wind Ensemble Consortium (NWECG), institute for the Advancement of Secondary and Primary Instrumental Repertoire Excellence (ASPIRE).