Chris Glassman was raised in Littleton Colorado on quite a bit of music. His father, a self-taught drummer, introduced him to playing music when he was five years old. Eventually his poor mother (already having three other drummers in the family), begged him to pick another instrument, and as a young student Chris began playing euphonium and eventually trombone. Having grown up with music from Tchaikovsky to John Coltrane to Kansas, Chris brings a broad musical palate to all his creative pursuits.
Chris is currently in his third year of studying trombone performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he plays a wide range of repertoire on tenor and bass trombone and euphonium. Chris is also an active performer in a variety of ensembles from small jazz combos of four or less, to a full Big Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra, as well as numerous chamber groups including trombone quartets and choirs, brass quintets, and brass ensembles. In addition to his ventures as a brass player, Chris has not abandoned his musical roots and continues to perform regularly as a drummer. He is currently the drum set player for the local Indie rock band Dropping Heavy Objects that frequents many Denver venues such as the Marquis and Summit Music Hall.
In his pursuit of musical expression and technical excellence, Chris has participated and competed in festivals including the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the Southeast Trombone Symposium, and the Mendez Brass institute, all coached by the top players in the trombone and euphonium field. Chris also believes in investing his knowledge into the next tier of musicians, and currently teaches private lessons in tenor and bass trombone, euphonium, and drum set in addition to teaching Low Brass for the Dakota Ridge High School Marching Band.