Bruce P. Gleason, Ph.D. portrait

Bruce P. Gleason, Ph.D.

Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement
Ph.D., Music Education, University of Iowa, 1995
Diploma, Army Basic Music Course, U.S. Armed Forces School of Music, 1989
M.A., Music Education, University of Minnesota, 1988
B.S., Music Education, University of Minnesota, 1981
B.A., Music, Crown College, 1989
MOH 310 | Opus Hall
(651) 962-4439

Teaching/Research Interests

  • Music Education
  • Military Music History

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Introduction to Scholarship and Research in Music Education
  • Music of the United States: Oral and Written Traditions
  • M.A. Thesis advising


Stemming from a career that has spanned all levels of instrumental and vocal music instruction, kindergarten through graduate school, Bruce Gleason teaches and advises students within Graduate Programs in Music Education in the Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.  He has published over fifty articles in music education and music history, and is the founding editor of the on-line research journal, Research and Issues in Music Education.

A former euphonium player with the 298th U.S. Army Band of the Berlin Brigade, Dr. Gleason researches the history of cavalry music throughout the world and lectures in the area of band history. His research in band and music education history has been published in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Band Research, Renaissance, Winds, TUBA Journal, BDGuide, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, The Irish American Post, MHQ: the Quarterly Journal of Military History, National Guard Magazine, Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, The Journal of the Military Music Society, and the Galpin Society Journal. His work in pedagogy and comprehensive musicianship has been published in Kjos Band News, The Instrumentalist, School Band and Orchestra, and Contributions to Music Education.

In addition to his on-campus work, Dr. Gleason is the Senior Choirmaster for Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and is the Artistic Director-Conductor of the Owatonna Symphony Orchestra.


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