Seth Glabman is a native of New York City. He received his master’s degree in music education from Queens College of the City University of New York and his Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland. Seth began playing the piano and clarinet before the age of 10 and has dedicated his life to music as a performer, scholar, composer, and teacher. He has taught instrumental and general music for 30 years, first in New York and for the past 16 years here in Maryland. He has performed as a singer/pianist, clarinetist, and percussionist, and his gun violence prevention song, “How Many Times,” has been featured on WOWD Takoma Park, played and sung by the composer. Seth is excited about this new venture with the Greenbelt Community Orchestra!
Derek Maseloff is a conductor, horn player, organist, and composer. He currently serves as Music Director of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls, VA, where he leads worship from the organ bench and directs the choir. He is an active freelance horn player in the Washington D.C. area. Derek is a founding member of Classically Dope, a Washington D.C.-based musical experiment featuring rapper Konshens theMC and a cohort of classically trained musicians. Recent collaborations include a workshop with Yo-Yo Ma and a performance alongside the National Symphony Orchestra at the Anthem. As an administrator, Derek is a passionate advocate for young artists, a believer in the transformative experience of touring. He served as Director of Artistic Planning for the National Youth Orchestra of China, presenting dozens of concerts on three continents with highlights at the Berlin Konzerthaus and Carnegie Hall. He is currently the Festival Manager of the Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in China and Asian-Studies (CAPS) and a Masters in horn performance from the University of Maryland. In his free time, Derek subjects himself to Philadelphia sports and enjoys spending time outdoors in his garden in Greenbelt, MD.