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Glenn Quader
Conductor, AYCO

Glenn Quader has studied many instruments, beginning on violin and cello, and only later started on what he now considers to be his primary instruments, saxophone and bass. Mr. Quader is a Washington, D.C. native, and heavily participated in musical outlets in the area. Growing up, he played cello in the Mt. Vernon High School Chamber Orchestra and the Prince William Symphony. He also played saxophone and bass in many local swing bands.

Mr. Quader studied at the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University and the universities of Indiana, Illinois, Miami and Florida International, and holds a conducting diploma, awarded by Sicily’s Catania International Conducting Institute. During his breaks from college, Mr. Quader participated in the Fairfax Summer Band, under the baton of AYPO’s own Maestro Bianchi!

Mr. Quader joined the AYPO ranks in 2014 as conductor of the American Youth Concert Orchestra. In addition to his work with AYPO, he currently conducts the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Lyric Opera and American Studio Orchestra. Mr. Quader is an avid performer, staying very busy as a solo electric/synth bassist in studios across Washington DC and Miami, as well as playing select large scale live shows.

When asked to give advice to aspiring musicians Mr. Quader says the following: “The best musician for the job is the one who is present. In other words do not get complacent with your position no matter what it is. If you slip up your game due to carelessness, just remember that your substitute could likely replace you.”

In his brief moments of spare time Mr. Quader is active in martial arts, cycling, and extreme fitness activities. He also enjoys learning about new and improved artificial intelligence platforms and their integration into society.

To learn more about Mr. Quader, read his full biography here.