Dylan Glatthorn is an American composer and lyricist and two-time recipient of the Alan Menken Award. Dylan currently resides in New York City.
As a founding member of Circles and Lines, Dylan was recently awarded a MetLife Creative Connections Grant to compose a new work for the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. Last year, he was commissioned to write a wind quintet for the Quintet of the Americas, which premiered at Symphony Space in New York. Dylan is one of the five founding members of Circles and Lines, the New York City composers collective that has received favorable reviews in the New York Times. His work has received numerous premieres at a variety of New York venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Tenri Cultural Institute, Renee Weiler Concert Hall at the Greenwich House, Brooklyn’s Vaudeville Park, The Secret Theatre, and Symphony Space, as well as New York’s classical music station WQXR. Dylan’s music has been performed by ensembles such as the Quintet of the Americas, the Lumina String Quartet, the PCCA Orchestra, PUBLIQuartet, the PRISM Brass Quintet, and the Cadillac Moon Ensemble.
Dylan has scored numerous films that have been seen around the world in festivals such as the American Pavilion at Cannes, Heartland Film Festival, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), South By Southwest (SXSW), American Independent Film Festival, Golden Door International Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival, Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, and more, as well as on PBS. The films he’s scored have won multiple honors such as a 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award, a Bronze Plaque from the Columbus International Film Festival, the 2012 Best Short from Thin Line Film Festival, the 2013 Audience Award at the Gasparilla Film Festival, as well as being nominated for Best Comedy at the 2012 Super Shorts International Film Festival (UK).
Dylan has written two full-length musicals: Republic and The Way It Goes and is currently working on his third, Edison. In 2009, Republic had a stage reading at the Acorn Theatre in Times Square. The show’s incredible cast included such Broadway regulars as Tony Award winning actress Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Crazy for You), Lauren Worsham (New York City Opera’s Candide), Kelli Barrett (Baby It’s You!, Rock of Ages) and James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet, Full Monty). Republic made it to the final round of selections for the 2011 Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference. Dylan has also worked on three New York productions of Canteen, a USO style cabaret with big band arrangements of modern pop tunes, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre where he orchestrated, arranged and music directed 35 songs for a 6 piece band and 4 vocalists. Last year, Dylan’s music was featured in the New Voices at NYU concert where his song “My Life With You” was performed by Tony-nominated actress Elizabeth Davis of Broadway’s Once. He recently arranged and music directed Michelle Dowdy’s one woman show A Brass Act at 54 Below and the Metropolitan Room.
He is the recipient of the 2011 and 2007 Alan Menken Award, Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship, Al Downing Jazz Association Scholarship, the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s Grosswirth-Salny Scholarship, and the winner of the 2011 Skirball Film Scoring Competition. Dylan is a proud member of both ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.