Constance Cook Glen
Senior Lecturer in Music (Music in General Studies); Director, Music in General Studies
- M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1982
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1978
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1977
Constance Cook Glen is senior lecturer and director of the Music in General Studies program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
She holds undergraduate degrees in piano performance and history from Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduate degrees in musicology, piano, and theory from Indiana University. She teaches courses developed on her research interests: Opera, the American Musical, Music of War and Peace, and Music Listening. On the national level, she serves on the College Music Society board and was a member of the society’s 2012 national program committee and its 2008-11 Music in General Studies Advisory Committee.
Glen is the recipient of numerous awards at IU, including 2015 Honorary Faculty Member– Tau Beta Sigma, 2011 Commission on Multicultural Understanding Faculty Award, 2009 and 2010 ArtsWeek grants, 2008 Active Learning Grant from Instructional Support Services, and 2004 Blue Ribbon Award for Outstanding Instructors from the Disability Student Services Office.
Glen is committed to offering engagement programs that benefit disparate populations, including presentations for pre-college, university, and retirement communities, as well as lecture/performances for Bloomington Continuing Studies, such as “The Brilliant Gershwins: Music, Race, and the American Identity” and “Rodgers and Hammerstein: Society, Music, and Politics Onstage.” From 2007 to 2010, she designed and implemented the Jacobs-Kelley Cultural Leadership Program.
Previously, Glen worked with issues of integrity, civility, harassment, victimization, and human rights at the IU Office of Student Ethics and Anti-Harassment Programs. For 20 years, she was on the faculty and then music director at summer music programs in Colorado: Rocky Ridge Music Center and Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy at the University of Denver. She founded the latter in 2008 and was its director from 2008 to 2012. From 2006 to 2008, she collaborated with Haitian conductor Jean Montès to fund and bring Haitian students to both Rocky Ridge Music Center and the Jacobs School of Music Summer Festival.
Glen continues to volunteer locally in multiple capacities: she uses her skills as a pianist to promote and champion contemporary composers, has served as president of a local chamber music group, convened the IU Children’s Choir board, and was a leader of local junior music clubs, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 2002, she co-chaired the Bloomington Multicultural Festival in association with the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. Currently, she serves on the Quarryland Men’s Chorus board of directors.