Dylan Glatthorn is an American composer and lyricist and two-time recipient of the Alan Menken Award. His music has been described by the New York Times as “assured” with the “steaminess and drive” of Janacek and the “harmonic allure” of Debussy. 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 2014 Best Short Film at the Coney Island Film Festival, 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, 2013 Audience Award at the Gasperilla International Film Festival, 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2012 Bronze Plaque from the Chris Awards, and many more. His music for the short film Koharubiyori was awarded Best Original Score at the 2014 First Run Film Festival as well as the 2014 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), Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and James Moye (Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet). 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 A Brass Act starring Hairspray’s Michelle Dowdy with shows at 54 Below and the Metropolitan Room, the Canteen series at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Once In Lovestarring Amy Toporek at 54 Below, and most recently Alexa Green’s sold out performance of A Shining Hour at 54 Below. 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. Most recently, his commissioned work “Unearth” premiered at the International Double Reed Society 2014 Conference in New York City’s SubCulture. Recent commissioned works include “The Stuff of Comets” for the Quintet of the Americas and “Fever Dreams” for the Cadillac Moon Ensemble, funded in part by the Metlife Creative Connections Grant. 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, SubCulture, 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.