Kerry Glann, Choral Director
Kerry Glann serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he conducts the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus, prepares opera choruses, and teaches conducting and graduate choral literature. He previously taught in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, conducting choirs, teaching courses in choral music education, and leading the opera program. A native of Huron, Ohio, 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 was a conducting associate in its nationally-recognized early music program.
Glann has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in states across the nation. He recently made his international conducting debut in a program of arias and opera choruses at the Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina. Collegiate choirs under his direction have performed at conferences of the Indiana Music Education Association, Ohio Music Education Association, and American Choral Directors Association Central/North Central Divisions and with the Canton (Ohio) and Muncie Symphony Orchestras. Major projects at Ball State include conducting Rutter’s Gloria (2015), Carmina Burana (2017), and Chichester Psalms (2018).
Glann also serves as Artistic Director of Masterworks Chorale and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, both in Muncie. He is president-elect of the Indiana Choral Directors Association, and he taught in the public schools of Ohio for five years.
An experienced theatre conductor, Glann spent 17 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. His operatic conducting credits include I Pagliacci, Il tabarro, Madama Butterfly, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, Gallantry, and The Medium.
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.