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Gleason, Bruce

Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism
Degree
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Office
COJO: OEC 122; Music: Loras Hall 101
Phone
COJO: (651) 962-7729; Music: (651) 962-5729
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-7729; (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5729
Mail
Communication & Journalism Department
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., Mail 5013
St. Paul, MN 55105

Music Department
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
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. Dr. Gleason has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism as of March 2018. 

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.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 612 - 01 Top/Music Hist/Lit/Thry - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41481 (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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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 162 - L01 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country M - W - - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

21148 (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, this course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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