Constance Cook Glen
Senior Lecturer in Music (Music in General Studies); Coordinator, Music in General Studies
indiana [dot] edu
Sycamore Hall, SY136
- M.M. in Musicology, Piano, Theory, Indiana University, 1982
- B.A. in History, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1978
- B.M. in Piano, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1977
Constance Cook Glen serves as Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for the Music in General Studies program. Glen 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, women in music, and music listening) and recently created a course inspired by IU's 2011 Themester topic: "Music of War, Music of Peace." On the national level, Glen has served the College Music Society as a member of the 2012 national program committee, and the 2008-2011 Music in General Studies Advisory Committee.
Ms. Glen is the recipient of numerous awards at Indiana University, including the "Commission on Multicultural Understanding Faculty 2011 Award," ArtsWeek grants in 2009 and 2010, an Active Learning Grant from Instructional Support Services in 2008, and the Blue Ribbon Award for Outstanding Instructors, given by the Disability Student Services Office in 2004.
In addition, Ms. Glen regularly presents outreach programs, including: the "Jacobs-Kelley Cultural Leadership Program," seminars for Bloomington Continuing Studies, and various student and community groups. In 2008, she collaborated with Haitian conductor Jean Montès to bring Haitian students to the Jacobs School Summer Festival.
Glen volunteers her musical skills as a pianist to promote and champion contemporary composers, and, for five years, served as president of a local chamber music group. For many years, she also convened the IU Children's Choir board, and was a leader of local junior music clubs, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. She co-chaired the Bloomington Multicultural Festival in association with the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.
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 twenty years, Ms. Glen was on the faculty and music director at summer music programs in Colorado. She founded the Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy at the University of Denver in 2008, and was its director from 2008-2012.