Hailed by the LA Times for “capturing exquisite intricacies of sonorities,” pianist Gloria Engle has performed with vocalists and instrumentalists at the Aspen Music Festival, Fall Island Vocal Seminar, International Clarinet Association, International Horn Symposium, Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop at Centrum in Washington, and SongFest held at the Colburn School and San Francisco Conservatory. A strong proponent of contemporary music, she has collaborated with Rice University’s Electroacoustic Music Labs, Eastman School’s Musica Nova and the Beal Institute for Film Music. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Engle served on music staff at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Eastman Opera Theater, Eastman Community Music School, Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass, and the Eastman Saxophone Institute.
Performance and coaching highlights include Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (2020), the US premiere of Fata Morgana by Pavel Haas (2019), and the world premiere of Anne LeBaron’s Radiant Depth Unfolded (2015). Her research focuses on cultivating collaborative music-making among students. She has also devoted herself to performing little-known music composed by victims of the Holocaust.
Engle holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and the Eastman School of Music.
- Piano performance
- Collaborative piano
- Art songs
- Chamber music
- Mixed and large ensemble
- DMA in Collaborative Piano, Eastman School of Music, 2019
- MM in Piano Performance, Rice University, 2013
- BM in Piano Performance, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
- Faculty Pianist, SongFest
- Resident Pianist, International Horn Society 2022
- Jean Barr Award, Eastman School of Music
- Artist concert and lecture with Julia Pilant and Barbara Jöstlein Currie from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jennifer Montone from Philadelphia Orchestra, and Nikki LaBonte from Rochester Philharmonic, IHS, 2022
- Forums and concerts consisting works by Richard Danielpour and composers-in-residence, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, John Musto, and Sheila Silver. SongFest, San Francisco Conservatory, 2022
- Concert with trombonist Yu Tamaki Hoso, Texas A&M Kingsville, 2022
- International Clarinet Association, with Dr. Andrea Vos-Rochefort, Virtual, 2021
- Guest Coach/Pianist, opera “The Mother of Us All” by Virgil Thomson, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 2020
- The US premiere, Fata Morgana by Pavel Haas (1899-1944, d. Auschwitz), SongFest, 2019
- World Premiere, Radiant Depth Unfolded by Anne LeBaron, Songfest, 2015
- MUS 2284 - Piano accompanying
- MUS 2524/4524 - Applied keyboard
- MUS 3314 - Instrumental accompanying