Glen Adsit, a Renowned Director of Bands at the The Hartt School, Died Unexpectedly

Last Updated on January 18, 2024, 2:32 am

Connecticut: The Music Community Mourns the Loss of a Revered Director of Bands who Conducts the Wind Ensemble, Glen Adsit.

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Glen Adsit (Image via Facebook)

Glen Adsit, a renowned Director of Bands at The Hartt School, passed away unexpectedly. The Hartford, Connecticut, music community is reeling with shock and grief over the loss of its revered music conductor.

What happened to Glen Adsit?

Glen Adsit passed away unexpectedly, leaving family and friends aggrieved and the community mourning. The Connecticut Music Educators Association announced the sad news in a post on social media, which read,

“It is with tremendous sorrow we share the news of Glen Adsit’s passing. Glen has been a staple in creating lifelong musicians nationwide, with many of his students accrediting him to their joy and care of music. Professor Adsit’s long list of accomplishments is only surpassed by the list of the students he has impacted.”

The details of his untimely death have not been made public. The cause of his tragic passing is unknown. Though the cause of his unfortunate passing remains shrouded in mystery, it has cast a sombre cloud over the entire Connecticut music community nevertheless. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, students, colleagues and affected community members during this incredibly challenging time.

Who was Glen Adsit?

Glen Adsit has been a Director of Bands at The Hartt School since 2000. He was the founder of the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group (NWECG) and co-directed Hartt’s new music ensemble, Foot in the Door. He founded the Institute for the Advancement of Secondary and Primary Instrumental Repertoire Excellence (ASPIRE).

These groups were aimed to commission the world’s best composers to write music for primary, secondary, and professional-level ensembles. He was awarded the 2014 Larsen Award for his unwavering dedication.

Glen was serving as the President of the College Band Directors National Association. He had served as public school band director at junior and senior high levels in the Plymouth-Canton School district in Plymouth-Canton, Michigan.

Glen was an educator who impacted many lives with his kindness and dedication. He was more than just an educator; he mentored many. His influence shaped the lives of many who had the privilege to train under his care. He was committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians. His legacy will live on in the programs he initiated and the students he trained. His contribution to music will forever be remembered in golden words.


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