University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
Glen Whitehead, D.M.A is a trumpet artist, improviser, composer and sound artist as an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His background includes principal trumpet in professional orchestras, brass quintets, jazz ensembles, free improvisation, electro acoustic groups, and composition and performance with professional dance and theatre. As a soloist and member of Psychoangelo, the Bottesini Project and the EcoSono Ensemble he tours regularly in festivals and residencies internationally, most recently in Mexico, Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand as well as across the United States. His work is critically acclaimed; Psychoangelo’s release panauromni was listed on the top ten cd’s of the year by Chicago Time Out, He won the Innovations in Teaching with Technology award at UCCS and the Big Idea Award from the Pikes Peak Arts Council. He is the Artistic Director of the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts, Director of Performance of the EcoSono institute and is Principal Trumpet in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. He is the founder of the music program at UCCS, its unique interdisciplinary music major and is currently the Co-Director of the Bachelor of Innovation™ recently launching a music major in this expansive degree family. Glen received a Bmus in Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Timothy Morrison and, and M.A. and D.M.A from the University of California, San Diego where he studied with Edwin Harkins, George Lewis and Anthony Davis.