Artist Development Student

Dear Friends,

You may or may not know me, but never the less my name is Glory. I am the third child of eight. Since I was born, music has been a part of my world. I’d say I have my parents to thank for that. From my father’s guitar playing, my mother’s voice and their combined love for The Grateful Dead, I have always had a melody or rhythm in my head. Still growing up in the country side of Richmond, Virginia my “sound” was influenced by folk singers like The Indigo Girls, Nickel Creek, Allison Kraus, and the magnificent Brandi Carlile. Although my taste in music and writing style has diversified over the years, my roots will always be folk.

Art and music are my two loves. Painting and playing/singing are the ways I transfer my emotion. To me, what makes a piece of fine art great is what makes a song great, and that is the emotion the receiver feels from the artist just by listening to the song. That’s what I strive to do in the songs I write, to have my emotions be utterly transparent in every note and metaphorical lyric. I hope you enjoy my album Tempest that we have been working on for about a year and that you will experience the emotion behind every melody.

What Passion Academy means to Glory

Being in the Artist Development program has not only been an incredible outlet for me to use their resources to record the songs I’ve written, but it has been just that: development. Each session a learning process, and if you know me you’ll know I love learning. I have been taught about producing, writing, playing music and so much more. It is a safe place to let creativity flow. I am thankful for that.

A little about Glory’s music

The name Tempest did not come to me right away. Actually, it wasn’t until I had the inspiration to paint the cover art that I considered it. I wrote the song tempest long before I came up with its name and once the art came along the words just seemed to fall into place. There is something ethereal about water and classical piano, so combining the two just seemed right. I firmly believe that you do not have to have vocal in a song to convey the emotion you are trying to express. I write a lot of classical piano pieces and am very excited to have two on this album.

Photography by Joel Woods

Purchase/Listen to Glory’s new album here:
(Released on February 14, 2017)


CDs available on February 15, 2017 at Passion Academy’s West End Studios

Video by Media Production student Lily Miller and Joel Woods

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