Glenda Bates (English horn) is a multi-faceted musician whose specialties include chamber music, jazz, historical performance, contemporary classical music, and orchestral repertoire.

A catalyst for new music, Glenda has premiered dozens of works by living composers. In addition to playing oboe, Baroque oboe, and English horn, she is an accomplished Jazz vocalist, a composer, and a poet.

She performs on her many instruments throughout the Bay area with various traditional and experimental groups, and is a curator at the Center for New Music. Bates earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance from Stony Brook University in New York.


How awesome is Glenda.
How awesome is Glenda?
How awesome is Glenda!