Frank Glasson, a native of Solana Beach, has performed both locally and abroad in the trumpet sections of the San Diego Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway San Diego, Tokyo Opera of Japan, Middel Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra of Germany, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, State Theater and National Chamber Orchestras of South Africa and has appeared as a soloist with the latter two. Also an accomplished jazz performer, Frank received a Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for his improvised solos on the recording “Jazztet” in 2006. Frank is a Yamaha performing artist and can currently be seen performing with the San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony of Orange County, and Classics 4 Kids Orchestra. He maintains a private teaching studio and served as conductor of the Pretoria Youth Symphony (South Africa), Jazz Band Director at Palomar College, adjunct Trumpet Professor at San Diego State University, conductor of the Rancho Santa Fe School District Advanced Band and as conductor of the CYO Wind Ensemble. He currently directs the Solana Beach School District Band and the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Concert Band. Frank served as President of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 325 for 8 years.
Frank Glasson, Director: “I am a professional trumpet player, born and raised in Solana Beach and I myself learned to play the trumpet at Skyline School. I am vested in nurturing a high quality band program in our school district. I am passionate about music and believe that my dynamic approach will inspire the band to new heights as the best learning comes when you enjoy what you are doing. I encourage interested students to talk to current members of the band to hear first hand what a rewarding experience being part of a band can be.”