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Glenn Gass

Provost Professor of Music (Music in General Studies)

Contact Information:
(812) 855-9460
Sycamore Hall, SY139


Music in General Studies Program

  • D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University, 1985
  • M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1981
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, 1977

Glenn Gass teaches a series of courses on the history of rock & roll and popular music.

Professor Gass is the recipient of the Herman B Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, the Indiana University Sylvia Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award, the IU Student Alumni Association Student Choice Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award, and other teaching awards and honors. He was inducted into the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching and is author of A History of Rock Music: The Rock & Roll Era (McGraw-Hill, 1994).

Professor Gass is a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

He is the recipient of grants in composition from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the Indiana Arts Commission.