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Jabarie Glass

Title: Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Choral Studies
Department: Choral Studies
School of Music
Phone: 803-576-7617
Office: School of Music Room 309
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Dr. Jabarie Glass serves as the associate director of choral studies in the University of South Carolina School of Music where he conducts University Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and choral music education. His diverse conducting experiences have included working with university, secondary, community youth, festival, and church choral ensembles. He maintains an active schedule of concerts, lectures, guest conducting, and adjudication engagements throughout the United States.  

Before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan for graduate conducting studies, Dr. Glass led an exceptional high school and middle school choral program in Mississippi for nine years. Ensembles under his leadership have received numerous honors and awards, including invitational performances at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference (2014) and the Mississippi-ACDA State Conference (2011).

Dr. Glass was a conducting fellow with the Chorus America Conducting Academy where he studied and conducted choral-orchestral works, including Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626; Berstein’s Chichester Psalms; and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Op. 70. He was also a conducting fellow with the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir & Conducting Workshop, studying conducting and ensemble singing with Simon Carrington.

A versatile conductor, Dr. Glass’s recent creative work includes performances of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48; Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands; Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri; and William Grant Still’s opera, Highway 1, USA.  His research interests include conducting pedagogy, music literacy, and pre-service teacher education.

Dr. Glass is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting (choral). There he studied conducting with Jerry Blackstone, Eugene Rogers, and Michael Haithcock.  He also holds degrees from the Florida State University College of Music (MME) and the University of Mississippi (BME).  He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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