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Glenn Morley is a Toronto-based composer, conductor, and musical director with an extensive background in music for theatrical, live events, concert, television, and film media. With credits for more than 2,000 television episodes, he has won 3 Gemini Awards. His compositions are heard in numerous programs: The Nature of Things, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Freaky Stories, Man Alive, Country Canada, Frontiers of Construction, Meeting Place, Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, and Twice In A Lifetime.
Morley was music supervisor for ABC/Disney's The Music Man and Martin & Lewis (Emmy nomination), and garnered a Genie nomination for his score for Red Green’s Duct Tape Forever. He produced and orchestrated Canto, Gino Vannelli's acclaimed crossover CD, Alfie Zappacosta’s CD Start Again and a number of tracks for Mark Masri, Amy Sky, Ali Slaight and many others.
He has functioned as composer/musical director for more than 80 stage productions in both Canada and abroad, including the Stratford, Shaw, and Blythe Festivals, and the Manitoba Theatre Centre. He created the score and sound design for the spectacular Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill (2005-2009) and was the musical director for the re-opening ceremonies for Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, and musical director/producer of The Canadian Songbook for the Luminato Festival.
Morley has had his works performed by orchestras across Canada (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra). He frequently conducts/produces recordings for other composers (Henry Mancini, Louis Applebaum, John Welsman, Neil Smolar, etc.) Presently, he conducts the World Rock Symphony Orchestra.
He is currently a member of SOCAN’S board of directors, serving on both the Risk Identification and Management Committee and the Pension Committee, and has in past years served as a non-board member of SOCAN’s Tariff, Licensing and Distribution Committee, and has appeared frequently as an expert witness representing SOCAN members in Copyright Board television and cable tariff hearings. He is a founding member and past president of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (formerly GCFC) and is currently the President of the Glenn Gould Foundation.