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Gleason, Bruce

Professor of Music
Degree
PhD University of Iowa
Office
Loras Hall, 101
Phone
(651) 962-5729
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5729
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

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. 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. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Director of International Education at St. Thomas, from 2014 to 2016 as the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, and from 2016-2018 as the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement in the College of Education Leadership & Counseling (now College of Education). Dr. Gleason served as the Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism from March 2018 to July 2019. 

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.

Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1820–1940 was released by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2016.

In addition to his on-campus and research work, Dr. Gleason is the senior choir director for Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 612 - 01 Top/Music Hist/Lit/Thry - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

30112 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bruce P. Gleason

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses can be found on Murphy Online.

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 115 - 02 Mus & Culture: Music & Meaning - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

44161 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bruce P. Gleason

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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MUSC 162 - W01 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country M - W - - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

44324 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Bruce P. Gleason

This course traces the development of American popular music from its roots through multiple genres such as minstrelsy, jazz, big band, swing, crooning, jump blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, country, western, folk/protest, and rock 'n' roll, concluding with the British Invasion. Popular music development is critically examined through four interrelated driving forces: identity (ethnicity, gender, culture, generation), centers vs. peripheries (the established vs. the innovative ), technology (impact on musical performance and listening), and business/law (commercial competition and development). Multimedia presentations include extensive audio and video support. Designed for the Popular Music minor.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location