Spin Cycle features Glenn Schaft performing Dr. David Morgan's Reactions for drumset and wind ensemble. Reactions was commissioned in 2003 by Glenn Schaft and Stephen Gage and is one of only a few percussion/wind band concerti dedicated entirely to the drumset. Spin Cycle won the prestigious Down Beat Magazine "Best Classical Symphonic Band" Award in its 2005 "28th Student Music Awards" competition. Reactions is a vehicle for the drum soloist to exhibit improvisatory virtuosity in a variety of musical environments. This work moves through a variety of feels including swing, rumba, ballad, and funk, with plenty of room for soloing. The wind ensemble is treated almost like a huge big band. The drum part contains only the basic blueprint of the form so that every drummer who plays the piece can bring his or her own style and personality to it. Dr. David Morgan is Professor of Bass, Composition, and Jazz Studies at Youngstown State University. Dr. Glenn Schaft-drumset soloist, YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Stephen Gage. Recorded 2/22/04 at Powers Auditorium by Bill Brooks. 

Spin Cycle features Glenn Schaft performing Dr. David Morgan's Reactions for drumset and wind ensemble. Reactions was commissioned in 2003 by Glenn Schaft and Stephen Gage and is one of only a few percussion/wind band concerti dedicated entirely to the drumset. Spin Cycle won the prestigious Down Beat Magazine "Best Classical Symphonic Band" Award in its 2005 "28th Student Music Awards" competition.

Reactions is a vehicle for the drum soloist to exhibit improvisatory virtuosity in a variety of musical environments. This work moves through a variety of feels including swing, rumba, ballad, and funk, with plenty of room for soloing. The wind ensemble is treated almost like a huge big band. The drum part contains only the basic blueprint of the form so that every drummer who plays the piece can bring his or her own style and personality to it. Dr. David Morgan is Professor of Bass, Composition, and Jazz Studies at Youngstown State University. Dr. Glenn Schaft-drumset soloist, YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Stephen Gage. Recorded 2/22/04 at Powers Auditorium by Bill Brooks. 

Amanda Powell's Beyond Boundaries is a collection of songs from around the world, including Venezuela, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Ireland, and the Middle East. The recording "transcends boundaries of genre, style, region, and expectation into the connective heart of music." Powell, a featured vocal soloist with Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra has traveled the world collecting the songs and stories featured here. Several Youngstown State University faculty participated in this recording including clarinetist Alice Wang, percussionist Glenn Schaft, and pianists Cicilia Yudha and Alton Merrell. Dave Morgan, Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass, co-produced and arranged the music, as well as playing bass. Glenn plays congas, frame drums, and assorted hand-held percussion on three of the tracks.  

Amanda Powell's Beyond Boundaries is a collection of songs from around the world, including Venezuela, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Ireland, and the Middle East. The recording "transcends boundaries of genre, style, region, and expectation into the connective heart of music." Powell, a featured vocal soloist with Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra has traveled the world collecting the songs and stories featured here. Several Youngstown State University faculty participated in this recording including clarinetist Alice Wang, percussionist Glenn Schaft, and pianists Cicilia Yudha and Alton Merrell. Dave Morgan, Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass, co-produced and arranged the music, as well as playing bass. Glenn plays congas, frame drums, and assorted hand-held percussion on three of the tracks.

 

Wyatt's Collections II - chamber music with electronics includes Time Mark (1987) for solo multiple percussion and electronic accompaniment. Time Mark was recorded by Glenn Schaft at the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studio and is available at Steve Weiss Music.com and http://www.seamusonline.org/seamuscd.html

Wyatt's Collections II - chamber music with electronics includes Time Mark (1987) for solo multiple percussion and electronic accompaniment. Time Mark was recorded by Glenn Schaft at the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studio and is available at Steve Weiss Music.com and http://www.seamusonline.org/seamuscd.html

Garden Music is a seven-minute duet performed by Dean Giavaras-saxophone and Glenn Schaft-percussion on Scott Wyatt's compilation Beyond The Lines. Available at: http://www.seamusonline.org/seamuscd.html

Garden Music is a seven-minute duet performed by Dean Giavaras-saxophone and Glenn Schaft-percussion on Scott Wyatt's compilation Beyond The Lines. Available at: http://www.seamusonline.org/seamuscd.html

Glenn served as the executive producer for the 15' track Ziggurat on this John Hollenbeck compilation. In 2007, the Youngstown Percussion Collective commissioned this piece for five percussion and four saxophones by percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck. YPC subsequently performed the world premiere on John Hollebeck's Showcase Concert at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 2007, the Youngstown premiere at the DeYor Center for the Performing Arts in 2007, and the commercial recording was released on Hollenbeck's 2008 Rainbow Jimmies, which has received critical acclaim.

Glenn served as the executive producer for the 15' track Ziggurat on this John Hollenbeck compilation. In 2007, the Youngstown Percussion Collective commissioned this piece for five percussion and four saxophones by percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck. YPC subsequently performed the world premiere on John Hollebeck's Showcase Concert at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 2007, the Youngstown premiere at the DeYor Center for the Performing Arts in 2007, and the commercial recording was released on Hollenbeck's 2008 Rainbow Jimmies, which has received critical acclaim.