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Glenn Glasow (1924–2002) was born in Pine City, Minnesota. As a young man, he played trumpet in dance bands in small towns in the Midwest. Becoming seriously interested in music as a career, he sought out distinguished composers to study with. He was a student of Ernst Krenek at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in music. In 1954, on a Fulbright grant to Detmold, Germany, he studied with Wolfgang Fortner. Glasow subsequently earned his PhD in music at the University of Illinois. His compositions include music for chorus, orchestra, electronics, chamber ensemble, and other media.

Dr. Glasow was Professor Emeritus of Music and Asian Studies at California State University, Hayward, where he taught from 1961 to 1995. With Yoshiko Kakudo, Dr. Glasow translated a collection of essays by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, Confronting Silence, and a book of poetry by Shozo Kajima, Evening Clearing.

[from program for May 19, 2003 concert]