GLENN GASS

School of Music
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
tel: (812)855-9460
fax: (812)339-2601
email: gass@indiana.edu


EDUCATION:

D.Mus., Composition, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1985.

M.M., Composition, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1981.

B.M., The New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977.

Attended: DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.


TEACHING:

Provost Professor of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, 2011 to present.

Professor of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, 2001 to 2011.

Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, 1993 to 2001.

Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1987--1992.

Lecturer in Music, Indiana University and IUPUI, 1983--1987.

Academic Appointee, Indiana University School of Continuing Studies, Mini-University, Honors Division and Residential Learning Program, 1982--1991.

Lecturer in Music, The University of Wisconsin Center, Baraboo/Sauk County Campus, and the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wisconsin, 1977--1978.


UNIVERSITY-RELATED AWARDS AND GRANTS:

2003 Herman B. Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, Indiana University Student Foundation

Ameritech Fellows grant for development of multimedia teaching resources, 2002.

"Celebrity Judge" for Union Board Hoosier Idol and IU Sing competiton and the Hillel Campus Superstar competitons, 2011, 2009, 2003.

Honorary Academic Coach, Indiana University Varsity Football team, 2002.

Instructional Development Fellowship, Office of the Dean of Faculties, 2001.

2000 Herman B. Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, Indiana University Student Foundation

Eli Lilly Freshman Learning Project Fellow, 2000.

Voted "Most Inspiring Professor" and "Best Class" in 2001 and 2000 Bloomington Independent readers poll.

International Projects and Activities Grant for Beatle-related research in Hamburg, Germany, Summer 2000.

Indiana University Sylvia Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999.

Indiana University Student Alumni Student Choice Award, 1999.

Honorary Induction into the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, 1999.

Voted "Best Professor" and/or "Best Class" in 1998, 1996, 1994 and 1993 Bloomington Voice "Best of Bloomington" readers poll.

School of Music Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards (TERA), 1998 and 1997.

Instructional Development Fellowships, 1998 and 1997, Office of the Dean of Faculties, for work on multimedia rock history project.

The Beatles in London: summer course offered through Office of Overseas Studies, 2011, 2008, 2002, 1999 and 1998.

International Projects and Activities Grant, Office of International Programs, for Beatle-related research in England, Summer 1997.

Brown Derby Teaching Award, Society of Professional Journalists, 1995.

Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing/Teaching & Technology grant, 1994-95 academic year.

Indiana University Teaching and Diversity Award, 1994.

International Projects and Activities Grant, Office of International Programs, for orchestral recording session in Bratislava, 1993.

1991 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching inductee and ongoing FACET membership.

Grant-in-Aid of Creative Activity, 1991 and 1988.

Multicampus Fund for Unusual Research Expenses grant, 1991.

President's Council on the Humanities grant, 1988.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1988.

Principal sponsor for Anthony DeCurtis, 1991 Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study Fellow.

Listed as "Recommended Teacher" in "Lisa Birnbach's College Book" and other college guidebooks.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

"Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool," Tracks magazine, 2004

A Conversation With Max Weinberg": IU Home Pages Online, 2004

"Interview with Beatle Biographer Hunter Davies" published in World Beatles Forum, 2003.

"Beatle Sunset" published in World Beatles Forum and Bloomington Ryder magazine, 2002.

"Remembering John": Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Educators Guide to the John Lennon exhibit, 2001.

Multimedia Guide to the History of Rock & Roll: cd-rom series developed for classroom use, 1997-2000

The Beatles' England: an annotated website of Beatle sites in London and Liverpool.

More Quick Hits: Successful Strategies by Award Winning Teachers, 1998, I. U. Press (two entries).

"History of Rock Music: The Rock & Roll Era" textbook published by McGraw-Hill, 1994.

"Aspects of Time in Rock Music": entry in Encyclopedia of Time, Garland Publishing, 1994.

"Traveling in the Land of the Blues": 1993 "Bluesletter" magazine & national syndication.

"Why Don't We Do It in the Classroom": chapter entry in Present Tense: Rock & Roll and Culture, 1992, Duke University Press,
and 1991 publication in the South Atlantic Quarterly.

"Interview with [Buddy Holly widow] Maria Holly": 1992 publication in Popular Music and Society.


INVITED LECTURES:

"The Classical Music of Now": Chicago Humanities Festival presentation, 2004.

"Bach, Beethoven & the Beatles": College Music Society National Conference, San Francisco, 2004.

"The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 40th Anniversary Celebration," Indiana University Arts Week presentation, 2004.

"Toward a Better Understanding of U.S. Culture": Global Experience Academy Keynote presentation, Indiana University, 2004.

Keynote presentation, "Engaging Students Through Multimedia" Indiana University Fort Wayne, 2003

"High Art on the Pop Charts": Webster University convocation series lecture, 2003.

"Yeah!": Presentation for the Indianapolis Ambassadors charity organiziation, 2003.

"Elvis: Forever the King": Indiana University Continuing Studies offering, 2003.

"Creating a Multimedia Beatles Teaching Companion: Learning Technology Consortium national meeting, 2003

"Multimedia Beatles" and Classsroom Technologies demonstration: Indiana University East (Richmond), 2003.

Teaching & Technology: SBC Fellows workshop and Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, IUPUI, 2003.

"Teaching with Multimedia": Indiana University Kelley School Pedagogy for International Business Workshop, 2003.

"The Beatles' Long and Winding Road": DePauw University Watson Forum lecture, 2002.

"A Beatle Celebration": Indiana University Arts Week presentation, 2002.

"Elvis, 25 years On": Indiana University Honors Division public presentation, 2002.

"Buddy, Beatles & Bob": Indiana University Continuing Studies offering, 2002.

"Rock's Early Years": Monroe County Medical Society, 2002.

"The Beatles 1!": Bloomington Rotary Club, 2002.

"The Beatles' Musical Development": Indiana University Women's Colloquium presentation, October 6, 2001.

"The Beatles: Shout!": public lecture sponsored by FACET at IU South Bend, September 28, 2001.

"The Beatles 2001": presentation for the Kelley School of Business Global Partnership for Executive Development, 2001.

"The Roots of Rock": presentation for Indiana Partnership for Management Development, 2001.

"Rock & Roll in the Classroom": presentation for the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), 2001.

"The Beatles": Indiana University Alumni Association Mini-University, 2001 and 1998.

" Rock & Roll Explodes": IU Continuing Studies course, 2001.

"Roots of Rock & Roll": Illinois Wesleyan University lecture series, 2001.

"Rock's Early Days: A Multimedia History": Indiana University Faculty 2000 series lecture, 2001 and 2000.

"The Beatles in Rock History": Presentation for the international "Beatles 2000" Conference, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

"Napster and the Future of Music on the Internet": IU Union Board forum panelist, 2000.

"The Beatles: An Historical Overview": presentation for the Returning Women Students Association, 2000.

"Multimedia Rock": IUPUI Teaching and Learning with Technology conference presentation, 1999.

"Meet the Beatles": 1999 DePauw University Watson Forum series lecture.

"Rock in the Classroom: 1999 presentation for the Indiana University chapter of MENC.

"Women in Music": 1999 and 1998 presentations for the Indiana University Women's Student Association.

"Rock & Roll's Early Days": 1999 presentation for the Bloomington Rotary Club.

"Teaching & Technology": IU Teaching and Learning Technologies workshop presentation, 1999.

Featured panelist on WTIU television program "Pro & Con," 1999 and 1998.

"Rock Invades America's Living Room": Indiana University Women's Colloquium, 1998.

"The Blues Had a Baby": College Music Society National Conference in Puerto Rico, 1998.

"The Male Image in Music" (1998) and "The Female Image in Music" (1997): IU Honors Division presentations.

"The Beatle Worktapes": College Music Society National Conference in Cleveland, 1997.

"The Beatle in the Studio": University of Pittsburgh Lecture Series, 1997.

"Crossovers & Hybrids in American Music": 1997 presentation for the Indiana University Endowment Campaign.

"Standing at the Crossroads, Waiting on a Train": presentation for the 1996 Latin American Music Center "Crossroads of Tradition" international conference.

Rock's American Roots": 1997 and 1996 German Marshall Fund lectures.

"Abstract Expressionism in Music and Art": Webster University Lecture Series, 1996.

Featured panelist for 1996 "Sex and Society" conference, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

"Mystery Train": 1995 DePauw University Media Fellows lecture.

"Social and Cultural Origins of Rock": 1995 Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT) series lecture.

"Minimalism and John Adams' Nixon in China": 1995 Indiana University Honors Division presentation.

1995, 1994 and 1993 "Great Expectations" & "Little Sibs" lectures, Indiana University Freshman Orientation program.

Moderator, 1995 "Words On" presentation for Philip Glass' "La Belle et la Bete."

"The Language of Rock & Roll": 1994 Latin American Music Center "Words and Music" international conference.

"Rock & Roll vs. Mainstream America": 1994 DePauw University Watson Forum series lecture.

"Crossover and Covers": 1993 DePauw University Convocation Series lecture.

"Rock in the Classroom": 1992 presentation for the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching.

"Roots of Rock": College Music Society National Conference in Chicago, 1991.

"Music of the Beatles": College Music Society National Conference in Washington, D. C., 1990.

"Buddy Holly: The Music, the Myth and the Man": 1992 Indiana University Honors Division presentation.

"Modern Trends in Classical Music": 1992 Indiana University Honors Division presentation.

"John Cage/Silence": 1990 lecture/presentation, Webster University, St. Louis.

Co-presenter of 1990 Indiana University Honors Division series "You Say You Want a Revolution."


COMPOSITION-RELATED HONORS AND RECORDINGS:

"Duo for Viola and Cello" commissioned by the Flaherty-Fogg Duo, Los Angeles, 2000.

"Hide & Seek" commissioned by the University of Pittsburgh "Music on the Edge" series, 1997.

"Midday Above Heiligenblut" 1996 CD release on MMC "Orchestral Miniatures Volume I."

National Endowment for the Arts grant for 1990-1991.

Meet the Composer award and Tales & Scales commission, 1990, for "Musictelling."

Indiana Arts Commission: 1988 Master Fellowship and 1986 Individual Artist Grant.

"Piano Quartet" and "String Trio" 1993 releases on CRI Compact Disc.

"Breathless" for Alto Sax/Piano available from Opus One Records & Dorn Publishing.

"Symphony: Heartland," "Nonet" and "Piano Quartet" available on Enharmonic Records.

"Movements for Young Violinists" available from Boosey & Hawkes publications.

Residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Wellesley Composers Conference.

"Ring Around Love: The Hollow Tree": 1991 Bobby Productions release.

"Symphony: Heartland" semi-finalist, Cincinnati Symphony Composers Competition (1989).

"Nonet" featured work at the 1988 U.S. - Japan Interlink Festival in Tokyo.

"Symphony: Heartland": finalist, American Symphony Orchestra League New Music Project (1986).

"String Trio": First Prize, 1984 American Society of University Composers composition contest.


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