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Dr. Kerry Glann, Associate Director of Choral Activities

Kerry Glann joined the Ball State faculty in 2014 as Associate Director of Choral Activities. He conducts the Concert Choir and Women's Chorus, supervises the activities of the Choral Union, and teaches conducting and choral literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He previously taught in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, where he conducted several choirs, taught courses in choral music education, and acted as musical director/general manager of opera. He holds a BM in music education from Bowling Green State University, an MM in conducting from Kent State University, and a DMA in choral conducting from the University of North Texas. As a Teaching Fellow at UNT, he conducted the UNT Women’s Chorus, taught undergraduate conducting, sang in the famed A Cappella Choir, and was assistant to the early music ensemble Collegium Singers. Choirs under his direction have appeared at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association and the Ohio Music Education Association and with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He taught in the public schools of Ohio for five years and currently serves as College and University Repertoire & Standards Chair for the Indiana Choral Directors Association.

As a choral singer, Glann has performed with the symphony choruses of Dallas and Columbus, on the stages of Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall, at the 2012 Daejeon (South Korea) International Choral Festival, and for the 2013 American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

An experienced theatre conductor, Glann spent 17 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.  His operatic conducting credits include I Pagliacci, Il Tabarro, Madame Butterfly, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, Gallantry, and The Medium.

His conducting teachers include Richard Mathey, C.M. Shearer, and Jerry McCoy.