Dylan Glatthorn is an American composer and lyricist currently residing in New York City. Dylan is a graduate of New York University’s Music Composition program at the Steinhardt School where he studied under Steven Rosenhaus. He is currently back at NYU pursuing a master’s degree in film scoring where he studies under Sonny Kompanek.
Dylan recently composed a song for the FUTURESTATES short film, White, currently streaming on PBS’s website at http://video.pbs.org/video/1905931677. The film was screened at several festivals including South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Tribeca Film Festival. He also recently won NYU’s Skirball 2011 Film Scoring Competition where his original music for the animation “A Rant” was performed by the NYU Orchestra under the baton of Jerry Steichen. Dylan is currently scoring a feature-length documentary about the World Trade Organization protests of 1999 titled Today We Have the Power.
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. As a member of Circles and Lines, 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, and Brooklyn’s Vaudeville Park. A recent concert at Le Poisson Rouge is currently streaming on the website of 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, and the PRISM Brass Quintet. In 2005, his string quartet titled “The Days of Trains Are Comin’ Back” won first place at NYU’s String Quartet Competition.
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!, The Royal Family) and James Moye (Tale of Two Cities, Full Monty). Republic made it to the final round of selections for the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference that will take place this summer. Last year, Dylan served as music director and arranger for two New York productions of Canteen, a USO style cabaret with big band arrangements of modern pop tunes, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Canteen will be back at the Laurie Beechman this coming August.
He is a recipient of the 2007 Alan Menken Award, Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship, Al Downing Jazz Association Scholarship, and the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s Grosswirth-Salny Scholarship. Dylan is a proud member of both ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.