Michael Glasgow, Conductor
Michael is in his fourthseason as the rehearsal conductor of the Tar River Chorus. Michael
is the first full-time Minister of Music at the
Michael's eclectic tastes and whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm have brought much new and challenging music to NRUMC.
He has composed four musical plays (two of which premiered in
An active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR), and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and the Worship Arts (FUMMWA), Michael participates in many extracurricular and educational pursuits, including serving as the editor for the AGEHR Area III newsletter, The Bell-O-Gram.
In the past year,
Michael has been accepted into ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), commissioned for several new pieces,
and received conducting invitations throughout the country. He was awarded a first prize in the 2006 Soundprint Productions Composition
Contest for his original jazz handbell piece, Celerity; as well as first prize in the Bells of the Sound "Three Ring Circus" Composition
Contest for Bumping Noses. A career highlight was conducting the East Texas Handbell ensemble in ringing his first published handbell
piece, Carnivale, at the 2007 AGEHR National Seminar's opening concert in
In his admittedly limited spare time, Michael enjoys weightlifting, yoga, and gourmet cooking, and serves as the Bass Section Leader for the North Carolina Master Chorale.