Andrew Glendening

Dean, School of Music

Degrees: M.Mus., D.Mus., Indiana University; B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Office: Music , Watchorn Hall #102

Phone: 909/748-8684 Campus Ext. 8684



Areas of Expertise

Trombone performance and pedagogy

Professional Background

Andrew Glendening is the Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands in California. A native of Logansport, Indiana, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before attending Indiana University where he was awarded the school's highest honor: the Performer's Certificate. He also earned a Master of Music degree and was the first ever to receive the Doctor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He studied trombone with M. Dee Stewart, Per Brevig, Thomas Cramer, and Frank Crissafulli.

Prior to becoming Dean at Redlands, Dr. Glendening was Chair of the Department of Music at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He has also served on the faculties of Morehead State University and Northeastern Illinois University. Dr. Glendening has presented clinics, recitals and lectures at numerous colleges, and universities including the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Universities of North Texas, California at Berkeley, Louisville, Western Illinois, and Illinois, as well as Indiana University. Workshops and festival highlights include the International Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival, Illinois Trombone Symposium and Workshop, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, June in Buffalo, Music of Our Time, Electronic Music Plus 17, and the Festival d'Rostropovich (Evian, France.)

An active innovator in inter-active music, Dr. Glendening has premiered, performed and recorded many works for computer and instruments and has lectured on inter-active applications at such institutions as the CNMAT Laboratory at UC Berkeley, CEMI at the University of North Texas and the Eastman School of Music. He is also the inventor of the "Magneto-restrictive slide position sensor" for the trombone, which allows for direct the integration of the trombone and a computer using MAX/MSP software both for performance and pedagogical study.

An active proponent of new music for the trombone, Dr. Glendening has premiered over 100 works including three concerti. In 1998 he was awarded Morehead State University's Distinguished Creative Productions Award for his solo CD is titled "Pathways: New Music for Trombone" (Mark Records.) In 1999 he premiered the wind ensemble version of Robert Parris's Trombone Concerto with the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." In November of 2002, Glendening was the featured performer at the 4th Annual American Music Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Applied Trombone
  • Musicology, Computer Music, Conducting

Degrees Held

  • B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • M.Mus., D.Mus., Indiana University

Previous Teaching Experience

Denison University, Morehead State University and Northeastern Illinois University

Professional Experience

Principal trombonist, Redlands Symphony Orchestra

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Creative Productions Award, Morehead State University, 1998

Recordings, Publications and Presentations

  • Compact disc, conductor, Hymns to Forgotten Moons: Music of Arnold Schoenberg and Anthony Suter, Centaur Records, 2009
  • Compact disc, trombonist, Pathways: New Music for Trombone, Mark Records, 1996
  • Compact disc, trombonist, Music for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano, Marck Reords, 1994
  • Compact disc, trombonist, Kabala: Call of the Shofar by Mathew Fields for trombone quartet, MMC Records 1999
  • Compact disc, trombonist, The Music of Frederick Fox, Time Messages by Frederick Fox for brass quintet, Indiana University Press, 1994
  • Research Presentation, 2002 International Trombone Festival (one research presentation is selected each year by an international jury.)
  • “Studying Slide Motion: Using a Magneto-Restrictive Sensor to Study Slide Accuracy,” Denton, TX 2002.
  • Article, Journal of the Dutch Schubert Society “Schuberts D936A” Een symfonisch eerbotoon aan Beethoven” with Daniel Jacobsen, 2001
  • Article, “Using CSound to create a new Doorway to Creative Music,” The Proceedings of the Technological Directions in Music Learning 2000, San Antonio
  • Article, “Schubert’s D. 936A: A Symphonic Homage to Beethoven?,” with Dan Jacobson, Ph.D., Journal of the International Franz Schubert Institute, “Schubert Durch die Brille,” June 1995, 15:113–126. Colloquium, “New and Extended Techniques for Trombone,” University of California, Berkeley, CA, 10/21/95
  • Paper, “Schubert's D. 936a: A Symphonic Homage to Beethoven?” co–authored with Dan Jacobson, College Music Society Meeting, Munich, Germany. 6/27/92
  • Article, “Using The F-Attachment,” Article, BD Journal, Spring, 1995 (publication)
  • Research Presentation, “Schubert and the Trombone: The Symphony No. 10 D. 936a as a Symphonic Homage to Beethoven,” International Trombone Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 6/28/93

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • International Trombone Association
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47


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