Glory Parsons is delighted to be making her debut as a guest soloist with the Stockton Symphony. Growing up in Orange County she acquired an extensive background in musical theater. Some of her most prominent roles include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Meridian Little Theater and, among many with Broadway On Tour, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. She also costarred in dancing roles in the musicals 42nd Street and Will Rogers Follies, both at La Mirada Theatre. In addition to appearing in shows with Broadway On Tour, she has also performed with the group in concert. Most recently she appeared as a vocal soloist with the Folsom Lake Symphony at the Harris Center and with Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theater performing Classical Ballet in the Park at the Folsom Historic District Amphitheater.
Ms. Parsons received her vocal education with a private tutor, Jill Goodsell, in Orange County, where she studied operatic and language technique under her guidance as a soprano for several years. She happily lives with her husband, now almost retired after twenty years as a Navy pilot, and their four children in Placerville. It was always her childhood dream to sing with an orchestra—a dream come true every time she receives the opportunity. Ms. Parsons always strongly encourages folks to keep working hard and never give up on their dreams.