Dylan Glatthorn is an American composer and lyricist and two-time recipient of the Alan Menken Award. Dylan currently resides in New York City.
Dylan has scored numerous films that have been seen around the world in festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), South By Southwest (SXSW), American Independent Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, and many more, as well as on PBS. The films he’s scored have won multiple honors including 2013 Best Short Film at the Thin Line Film Festival, 2013 Best Emerging Student Documentary at Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion, 2013 College Television Award (Student Emmy), 2013 Best Ohio Short at the Cleveland Film Festival, 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2012 Bronze Plaque from the Chris Awards, 2013 Audience Award at the Gasperilla International Film Festival, and many more. His music for the short film Koharubiyori was awarded Best Original Score at this year’s First Run Film Festival as well as this year’s Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film.
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 music directed and orchestrated numerous New York cabaret productions including Canteen,a recurring USO style cabaret at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with big band arrangements of modern pop tunes, and A Brass Act starring Hairspray’s Michelle Dowdy with shows at 54 Below and the Metropolitan Room. 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.
Dylan is also known for his concert music and was recently commissioned by the International Double Reed Society to write a piece for their 2014 conference in New York. Last year, he was awarded a MetLife Creative Connections Grant to compose a new work for the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. He was also commissioned last year to write a wind quintet for the Quintet of the Americas, which premiered at Symphony Space in New York. As 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, 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 also been performed by ensembles such as the Lumina String Quartet, the PCCA Orchestra, PUBLIQuartet, and the PRISM Brass Quintet.
He is the recipient of the 2014 Best Original Score at the First Run Film Festival, 2014 Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film, 2013 Metlife Creative Connections Grant, 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.