Glenn Holtz


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G. Holtz Musical Instruments

Glenn Holtz was raised in the music products industry. His father, Ed, was a sales manager for Ludwig Drum Company. Glenn spent 9 years as Selmer District Manager then 2 years as Field Manager. He left to be President of Gemeinhardt Flutes for nearly 20 years, and as a sales manager for Selmer. In 2002, he established the G. Holtz Musical Instrument Company and a brand of products called Glenn Edward, which included flutes, piccolos, saxophones, trumpets and tuba. Glenn also played a vital role as chairman of NAMM’s International Foundation for Music Research (IFMR) as well as treasurer for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Glenn joined the  Vandercook School of Music and was Chairman of the Board 4 years and stayed as board member completing a total of 20 years.