Delaware Valley University Welcomes Guest Arranger and Musician for April 30 Concert

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Glendon Ingalls, musician, conductor and teacher will be directing an arrangement of 'Round Midnight that he created exclusively for the Delaware Valley University (DelVal) Jazz Band. The free public concert, on Sunday, April 30, will be held in Life Sciences Building Auditorium at 3 p.m.

Ingalls, from Vermont, will conduct a jazz clinic for DelVal's Jazz Band while in Doylestown. An accomplished professional musician and educator, Ingalls plays double bass, trumpet, trombone and sousaphone. His current teaching appointments in Vermont include private instruction on trumpet and bass at Castleton University, Middlebury College and on trumpet at Middlebury Community Music Center.

Not only has Ingalls served as a guest conductor/clinician at a wide variety of festivals and school settings throughout New England, upstate New York, and the Bahamas, but he's been privileged to perform with a multitude of acclaimed jazz, classical, and popular music artists. Currently, a favorite project is performing school outreach concerts with the Fanfare Brass Trio under the auspices of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed internationally with Jenni Johnson in the Jazz Over Volga River Festival in Yaroslavl, Russia. Ingalls' current projects include directing the Middlebury Community Music Center Summer Jazz Camp for Youth and as a co-founder of the Jazz in the Mountains Jazz Camp for lifelong learners.

In addition to the Jazz Band performance, Sunday's concert also will feature performances by the DelVal Symphonic Band and Chorus conducted by Maestra Lauren Ryals, Assistant Professor and Director of Music at DelVal. Like DelVal's Jazz Band, performers in the University's Symphonic Band and Chorus are students and adult community members. The concert also will feature the Symphonic Band playing Percy Grainger's Children's March; Frank Ticheli's An American Elegy (a tribute to the lives lost at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999); Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold; When the Spring Rain Begins to Fall by Randall Standridge, and the first movement of Bob Mintzer's Rhythm of the Americas featuring the saxophone quartet and full Symphonic Band.

Dr. Ryals explains, "The Chorus will perform five works spanning 200+ years. Each piece is interconnected with joyous music-making and a theme of moving forward toward the future with hope. Selections include a cello soloist, lyrical Latin melodies and a contemporary piece originally written for virtual choirs during the pandemic that has been transformed for live performance."

The concert will be broadcast live on Delaware Valley University's YouTube Channel. The link is:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lauren Ryals at

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