Glendon Ingalls is newly retired as Director of Instrumental Music at Rutland Town Elementary/Middle School in Rutland VT, where he directed a program with 120
students involved in 3 concert bands, a marching band, and 2 jazz ensembles. Rutland Town School, a school of 350 students consistently places a very high number of students in district groups, and performing ensembles attain Excellent and Superior festival ratings.
His Vermont teaching career has included 6 years as Band Director in the Windsor N.W. Supervisory Union, 19 years as Band Director at Barre Town Elementary/Middle School, 2 years as Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Band Director at Spaulding High School, and 12 years as instrumental music teacher at Rutland Town School. A graduate of the University of Vermont Music department, his post graduate studies have included classes at UVM, UNH, Central Connecticut State, Johnson State College, and Berklee College of Music. Post graduate studies have also included trumpet lessons with Charles Schlueter, (Boston Symphony) and bass viol lessons with Louis Kosma (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra).
A multi instrumentalist Glendon is string bass, electric bass, and trumpet instructor at Middlebury College, and in the past has taught trumpet lessons and brass methods classes as an adjunct faculty member at Johnson State College. He has been invited to conduct wind and jazz ensembles at numerous festivals in northern New England and in upstate New York. He is longtime staff bassist and nonet director at summer adult jazz camp, Jazz Camp in Warwick, Rhode Island (formerly Jazz Vt.). Ingalls is founder of the Rutland Town Friends of Music summer jazz camp for youth and in 2006 was cited by the University of Vermont as Outstanding Vermont teacher.