Juilliard School; Manhattan School of Music.
Focusing on expanding the limited repertory for solo viola, she wrote and transcribed many works for that instrument, including Sergei Rachmaninoff"s Cello Sonata and Johann Sebastian Bach"s Cello Suites for viola. She founded the New York Viola Society in 1992. Glyde was trained as soprano and violinist, studying under her father, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, from the age of four.
While a student at Auburn High School, she was concert mistress of the Sewanee Summer Music Center Orchestra, studying with Julius Hegyi.
Before her graduation from Auburn High in 1966, she was offered a scholarship to The Hartt School to train under Raphael Bronstein, with whom she continued training at the Manhattan School of Music. She began her master"s work at the Juilliard School under Dorothy DeLay, but switched to viola and moved into the doctoral program studying with Lillian Fuchs.
Glyde arranged Sergei Rachmaninoff"s Cello Sonata in G minor and Johann Sebastian Bach"s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and Sonatas for viola da gamba for viola, the latter two of which she performed and recorded. She composed several works for viola, notably a fantasia for solo viola, Whydah, and a suite for four violas, Wei-ji.
She performed several works composed specifically for her, including works by composers Richard Lane, Bernard Hoffer, and Judith Shatin.
Glyde founded the New York Viola Society in 1992 and served as that institution"s first president Glyde died on January 18, 1994 in Mount Kisco, New New York The New York Viola Society awards a "Rosemary Glyde Scholarship" to students for viola study in her honor.