Associate Director of Choral Activities and Associate 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 graduate choral literature. He previously taught at Kent State University and in the public schools of Ohio. 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, where he led the UNT Women’s Chorus, taught undergraduate conducting, and served as a conducting associate in its nationally-recognized early music program.
Beyond Ball State, Dr. Glann serves as artistic director of Muncie’s Masterworks Chorale, a 50-voice community chorus that presents a four-concert season each year emphasizing choral/orchestral repertoire alongside programs that engage creatively with the Muncie community. He is also director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Muncie and spent two seasons as conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus. He has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator across the country. In 2018, he debuted at the Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina, leading choirs from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan, and he was an ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program Fellow to South Africa in September 2019. Collegiate choirs under his direction have appeared at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association, Ohio Music Education Association, and American Choral Directors Association and with the Ft. Wayne, Canton (Ohio), and Muncie symphony orchestras.
An experienced theatre conductor, Dr. Glann spent seventeen seasons as musical director of The Huron Playhouse, a 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. While running the opera program at Kent State University, he conducted both professional and university opera productions, including 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 National Association for Music Education. He currently serves as vice president of the Indiana Choral Directors Association.
His conducting teachers include Richard Mathey, C.M. Shearer, and Jerry McCoy.