James Glazebrook, violin
James Glazebrook is an Associate Professor of Music at Virginia Tech, where he teaches violin, viola and string methods and conducts the university orchestra. His varied career has encompassed professional performance, conducting, and music education. As a violinist, he has been a member of the San Diego Symphony and Opera Orchestras and concertmaster of the Colorado Springs and New Hampshire Music Festival Symphony Orchestras. He has been a guest conductor for the Roanoke Symphony, the La Jolla Civic Orchestra, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. Early in his career he was the orchestra director for Grossmont High School in San Diego California, and also director of the San Diego Civic Youth Training Orchestra. He has served as the conductor of the Roanoke Youth Symphony since 1989. Mr. Glazebrook served for more than twenty years as the concertmaster of the Roanoke Symphony and is now its Associate Concertmaster. As a violinist, he has performed in chamber music concerts and recitals throughout the United States and has participated in Festivals in Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Virginia. He was conductor and music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Southwest Virginia from 1992 to 2007, and conducted a number of productions for the Southwest Virginia Opera Society, now known as Opera Roanoke.