Glenn Simonelli started composing music at the age of 6. He has been involved in music ever since, playing in and composing for numerous musical bands throughout life, including rock, wind, country, soul and funk ensembles. A multi-instrumentalist, at one time or another he has performed on piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, saxophone, recorder and French horn.
He attended Indiana University, majoring in telecommunications with a minor in music composition. After graduating with distinction, Simonelli worked for a recording studio producing radio and television jingles and as a technical specialist for the IU Archives of Traditional Music, the largest university-based world music archive in the United States. He is currently an assistant professor of education at the State University of New York, Potsdam College. He is married with three children.