Bonita Glenn, soprano

Bonita Glenn, a recipient of the Sullivan Award and tree time recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Award, was born in Washington D.C. She received her professional musical training at The Philadelphia Music Academy, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. She studied voice with Maureen Forrester. In her last year there, she won the Philadelphia Orchestra Vocal Youth Competition. Singing the following season with the Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy conducting. Following this appearence came many Orchestra and recital appearences; Oakland Symphony, Toronto, Buffalo, Washington National, San Jose, Costa Rica, Ottawa, Houston, Ft. Myers, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Tully Hall in New York.

Her European Orchestra appearences include Tonhalle Zí¼rich, Luzern Kongresszentrum, Tonhalle St. Gallen, Switzerland. Gasteig Concert Hall, Munich. Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, England; Southwest Germany Symphony Orchestra; Bayrischer Rundfunk, Stuttgart Symphony, Germany; and Lisbon Philharmonic.

She has given recitals in North America, Middle America, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Brussels, Spain, Portugal and the Bahamas. She has made numerous radio recordings in Switzerland and Germany. In December 2000, a CD of the concert Version of "Porgy and Bess" with the Konstanzer Oratorio Choir and The Southwest German Philharmonic, Konstanz, Germany and the Verdi Requiem was recorded. In December 2003, the CD "Christmas Symphonia" was recorded in Munich, Germany.

Ms. Glenn's opera appearances have been in Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Miami, Houston, Salzburg Austria and Switzerland. She is also listed in the International "Who is Who in Music" and Musicians "Directory".