Dennis Glocke joined the faculty of the Penn State School of Music in 1996 when he was appointed director of concert bands. He has received degrees in conducting from Northwestern University, where he studied with John P. Paynter, and in music education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where his principal teachers were H. Robert Reynolds and Eugene Corporon. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, he served as associate director of bands at The University of Michigan, director of bands at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and as a band director in the Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, public schools.
Director of Concert Bands, Conducting
His extensive knowledge of conducting, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques for wind groups of all ages has brought Glocke invitations to appear as guest conductor and clinician throughout the country, including clinic sessions at the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association conducting symposium, The Conductor's Art conducting workshop at the University of Michigan, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Band Association, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference. Glocke has also conducted and taught at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay Summer Music Camp, the Michigan All-State Band program at Interlochen, the Point Music Camp of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Summer Music Camp, and Summer Music at Penn State. His Penn State ensembles have performed at the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators State Conference.