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Portrait of Erica Glenn

Erica Glenn

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts

Cannon Activity Center 252


Dr. Erica Glenn holds a DMA (Choral Conducting) from Arizona State University and an EdM from Harvard (The Arts in Education). She is a current Fulbright Scholar, unearthing the lost history and drafting the first English-language biography of Ukraine's first female composer, Stefania Turkevych.

Dr. Glenn has conducted at Dean College and Arizona State University, where she led the Women's Chorus and New American Choir, served as chorus master of several operas, co-founded the ASU Women's Collaborative, and conducted the US premiere of Stephanie Turkevych's opera, Серце Оксани. She also worked for three years as Senior Management and Director of Performing Arts at the American International School of Utah, where she innovated curriculum and conducted seven award-winning choral ensembles. Her choirs were featured in PBS specials, music videos and livestreams, and concerts alongside such icons as Kurt Bestor, Lexi Walker, Dallyn Vail Bayles, and Ivan Rutherford.

In 2021, Dr. Glenn became a national finalist for the American Prize in Conducting. In 2020, she was named a Conducting Fellow in the Cortona Sessions, was hired by DC's Kennedy Center to produce video content as a Music Teaching Artist, and founded In 2019, Dr. Glenn received Arizona State University's GPSA Teaching Excellence Award, a $10,000 Department of State Title VIII Grant, and full funding to guest conduct the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra in workshop. She also presented at the 2019 AATSEEL-AZ Slavic Conference (“Song as Expression of Ukrainian Identity in the Ukrainian War”) and led a session at the ACDA-AZ Student Symposium ("Music and Movement in The Diverse Choral Classroom"). In 2015, Dr. Glenn launched a study in St. Petersburg, Russia on an AISU grant and presented an interest session at the 2016 Western Division American Choral Directors Association Conference. She is also Music Director of Muse Phoenix and an active member of the Herriman Arts Center Theater Committee, dedicated to facilitating the creation of new works of theater on the west coast.

In addition to her conducting, Dr. Glenn is also an active composer. Her choral compositions have been commissioned by choirs across America, and her first opera won the international Opera-in-a-Month competition sponsored by VocalWorks. She has written six musicals, one of which showcased at the 2014 New York Musical Festival and received a world premiere at Boston's OBERON (2015). She has worked with Broadway's Charles Strouse, Richard Maltby, Jason Robert Brown, and the music directors of several Broadway shows. In 2013, she was selected to participate in the ASCAP Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program in New York City. Dr. Glenn has performed lead roles in over a dozen musicals (recent roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Sibella in Gentleman's Guide, Maria in the Sound of Music, and Mary in Mary Poppins, and Emma in the Utah Regional Premiere of Emma: The Musical).


Doctor of Music (Conducting): Arizona State University, 2020
Master of Education, EdM (The Arts in Education): Harvard University, 2014
Master of Music (Music Composition): The Longy School of Music, 2012
Bachelor of Music (Music Theory & Composition): Arizona State University, 2007