Chorus Master & Pianist Daniel Glessner
Chorus Master and Pianist Daniel Glessner maintains an active schedule as a both a teacher and a performer. His solo performances include recitals at the Wildflower Music Festival in White Mills, PA, the Patriot-News Artfest of Greater Harrisburg, and St. Lawrence Chapel in Harrisburg.
Also an avid collaborator, Daniel has accompanied numerous student recitals at both Penn State University and Messiah College, as well as recitals in the Harrisburg area, and has served as pianist for the Penn State Opera Theatre. In 2014, Daniel, along with violinist Gregory Glessner and cellist Tetyana Pyatovolenko, founded the DSCH Trio. The Trio's inaugural performances were greeted enthusiastically, with the audience admiring the maturity of the Trio's interpretations.
Daniel has also served as harpsichordist for the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (Carlisle, PA), and as keyboardist for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nittany Valley Symphony (State College, PA), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel was the winner of the 2007 Keith Lance Kuhlman Performance Competition at Messiah College, was awarded a performance on the 2011 Penn State School of Music Graduate Recognition Recital, and received Honorable Mention in the 2012 Penn State School of Music Concerto Competition. He also won the Young Artist Piano division at the Music Teachers National Association Pennsylvania state competition in 2012.
Daniel received a Master of Music degree in piano performance and a Professional Performance Certificate from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Messiah College.
In addition to his performance schedule, Daniel serves as organist and choir director at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (Enola, PA), and offers private piano lessons at his home studio in Mechanicsburg, PA.