Judi Glover is a graduate of Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University, with a degree in Classical Piano Performance. In addition to classical studies at GSC, she took private lessons in jazz piano, improvisation, and arranging, with Tom Lawton, Gerald Price, Al Stauffer, Bill Zaccagni and Manny Albam.
Judi began private studies at the age of 10, first focussing in classical music, but later being introduced to jazz by her brother, trumpeter Dennis Wasko. She immediately fell in love with the music of Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson. This influence led to jazz studies with John Coates Sr. during her high school years. She also studied oboe and xylophone, and was accepted on both instruments by the New Jersey All-State Regional Ensembles.
As a performer, she travelled extensively for 4 years while working on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Other performances include showroom work at Bally's Grand Hotel & Casino and the Claridge Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. She also has been the pianist in musicals including West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Anything Goes, Kismet, Legally Blonde, and State Fair. In addition to working in various sized ensembles from solo piano to 17-piece big bands, she has written vocal arrangements for several Virginia-based High School Ensembles.
Teaching experience includes private piano lessons at the New Jersey Schools of Music in Medford and Haddonfield, and Blessed Sacrament Regional School in Margate, NJ.
Judi has been a piano accompanist at UArts since 1998 for instrumental and vocal classical recitals.