Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Performance
Kerry Glann, Associate Director of Choral Activities, conducts the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus, prepares opera choruses, and teaches conducting and choral literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He previously taught in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, conducting choirs, teaching courses in choral music education, and serving as musical director & general manager of opera. He holds a B.M. in music education from Bowling Green State University, an M.M. in conducting from Kent State University, and a D.M.A. in choral conducting from the University of North Texas, where he led the UNT Women’s Chorus, taught undergraduate conducting, and served as a conducting associate in its nationally-recognized early music program.
In recent years, Dr. Glann has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Oregon, and North Carolina. Choirs under his direction have appeared at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association and the Ohio Music Education Association and with the Canton (Ohio) and Muncie Symphony Orchestras. He currently serves as Secretary of the Indiana Choral Directors Association, and he is Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Muncie. He taught in the public schools of Ohio for five years.
An experienced theatre conductor, Dr. Glann spent seventeen seasons as musical director of The Huron Playhouse, a non-profit, professional-grade summer theatre in Huron, Ohio, where he led performances of over thirty productions. He is now on the directing staff of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Bigfork, Montana. His operatic conducting credits include I Pagliacci, Il tabarro, Madame Butterfly, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, Gallantry, and The Medium.
Dr. Glann holds memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the Indiana Music Education Association.
His conducting teachers include Richard Mathey, C.M. Shearer, and Jerry McCoy.