Our New Contributor- Justin Glodich

Each new year brings new opportunities, and though we are sad to say goodbye to my best friend, Patrick Holden (who will now be too busy working as a saute chef for some guy named Jean-Georges to contribute), we are very pleased to welcome Justin Glodich to the Acatribe team.

Justin is, like Pat, Matt, and myself, an alumnus of the Potsdam Pointercounts. Unlike the three of us, however, Justin experienced some performing success after his time with the ‘Counts. You may have heard of him from his involvement in a group called The Fault Line (VP).

Or, you may have read some of his posts on CASA (here) or heard about his involvement with the A Cappella Education Association.

We are very excited to have him aboard. Here is his official bio, and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter right here.

Justin Glodich is currently the K-12 Choral and Theatre Director in the Eldred Central School District in Eldred, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from The Crane School of Music at Potsdam College, and a Masters of Music Education, Choral Conducting from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. While at Potsdam, he was a member of the all male a cappella group, the Potsdam Pointercounts. After college, he performed briefly with the Ithaca-based group, The Sons of Pitches, a group that ultimately became the vocal band, The Fault Line, which reached the semifinals of Season 2 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and was also mentioned in the Mickey Rapkin book, Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, and Brody McDonald’s book, A Cappella Pop.

At Eldred, Justin is responsible for five choral groups, including the Eldred Key Elements, an a cappella group consisting of students in grades 7-12. He is an active member of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America) and the New York State Theatre Educators Association (NYSTEA). He was recently selected as the New York Chapter Representative of the A Cappella Education Association, and he currently serves on the Executive Board for the Sullivan County Music Educators Association. Justin has toured across the country with The Fault Line, giving performances and workshops to a wide array of choral groups, and has presented lectures on Contemporary A Cappella in the Choral Classroom.

What do you think?