Career Studies, Counterpoint, Preparatory Solfège, Madrigals, Sacred Music Seminar
Matthew Glandorf has an active career as a conductor, composer, church musician, and educator. He was raised in Germany, where he received early instruction at the organ at the Bremen Cathedral with Wolfgang Baumgratz. At age sixteen he entered the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of John Weaver and Ford Lallerstedt. He pursued graduate studies with McNeil Robinson at the Manhattan School of Music.
In 2004 he was appointed as artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and in 2008 he became the artistic director of the Bach Festival of Philadelphia. He has served as director of music for many Philadelphia churches, including Old St. Joseph's, Old Pine Street Presbyterian, and Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion.
As an organist he is noted for his improvisation and has played recitals throughout the United States and in England and Germany, including Rochester Cathedral, Ulm Munster, the Cathedral of Bremen, the Wanamaker Grand Court organ, and the new organ in Verizon Hall. He has made several recordings as an organist and an accompanist.
Mr. Glandorf has served on the faculties of Swarthmore College and Westminster Choir College and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1995.