Glenn Austin [Sonic Pulse]

Residence: Halifax, Canada

Glenn Austin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At a very young age he showed a keen interest in the art of percussion — first hitting pots and pans in his parents’ kitchen and then air drumming in the back seat of the family car. After high school, Glenn attended Dalhousie University, enrolling in the Classical Music Program. He also attended the Atlantic Jazz Festival Creative Music Workshops and studied with a wealth of international clinicians. There he received the Performance Galaxie Rising Star Award, in conjunction with the Atlantic Jazz Festival. Glenn also studied at the Drummers Collective in New York City, the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany and completed a BFA in Integrative Music Studies from Concordia University, Montréal. As a freelance musician he plays drums, a variety of percussion instruments and electronics. Currently he is working on developing electronic music for film, television and multi-media productions.

Date: August 1, 2010

Source: JTTP 2010