composer, lecturer, arts integration specialist

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glenninantarcticaGlenn McClure is a composer and Arts Integration Consultant. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Eastman School of Music and at SUNY Geneseo. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US and abroad.

Brenda Tremblay from WXXI News in Rochester, NY discusses Glenn’s trip to Antarctica in October 2016.

 

 

He will use a mathematical conversion process to bring the infragravity sound wave data into the hearing range, generating material for music that he hopes to fill concert halls with the messages buried deep in the ice.

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Blog

Big Worlds in Small Places

Big Worlds in Small Places

  Every year for the last four, I have taught Humanities to college students for a month in El Sauce. I have lived in a variety of hotels and apartments but, regardless of the accommodations, El Sauce makes me feel at home year after year. El Sauce is a small place that has welcomed me…

Somos Hermanos – The Third International Festival of Folklore

Somos Hermanos – The Third International Festival of Folklore

Four years ago, my god son Jonathan Canning stood beside me on a stage in El Sauce, Nicaragua, facing over 1,500 people. The most famous musician of Nicaragua, Carlos Mejia Godoy, called out to the crowd, “Because Glenn and Jonathan are here singing with us, it proves that whether you come from the US or Nicaragua, from Cuba, Canada, or Brazil, we are all brothers and sisters of America!” With a roar of applause, we launched into one of Carlos’ most famous songs, Nicaragua, Nicaraguita while every voice rose up with ours.

The Rainy Season

The Rainy Season

The rainy season of Nicaragua brings sun in the morning, creeping clouds soon after lunch and short-lived, pounding rains in mid-afternoon.  The next day, we start all over again. Rarely do we enjoy a gentle warning of tiny drops, announcing the arrival of their louder, more aggressive counterparts. There is only one volume setting on…

The Morning, the Music, Mother’s Day and the Power: First days in Nicaragua 2017

The Morning, the Music, Mother’s Day and the Power: First days in Nicaragua 2017

I am teaching Humanities in Nicaragua to a group of marvelous students from SUNY Geneseo this month. Our students study great books, live in host families, and visit volcanos and historical sites. After 4th years of teaching this class, Nicaragua has become of place of good music, natural beauty, great conversation, and friends that I…

WXXI Podcast – A Composer’s Journey to the Bottom of the World

WXXI Podcast – A Composer’s Journey to the Bottom of the World

Brenda Tremblay from WXXI News in Rochester, NY discusses Glenn’s trip to Antarctica in October 2016.  

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Nov 25 There is no shortage of video games and conspiracy novels these days that carve out just enough of Dante’s Divine Comedy for the purpose of legitimizing the use of his name in the marketing plan. Among those things that many get wrong about Dante’s poem is the image of Hell as a place…

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September 22, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo NY

    Evening Schedule:
    7:00 pm
    Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (30 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)
    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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September 23, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St, Baldwinsville, NY

    Evening Schedule:
    4:00 pm Dockside storytelling with Dave Gower, Engineer; George Ward
    8:00 pm at Mohegan Manor
    Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    George Ward; Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (40 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)(Plus at 4pm Dockside Storytellers at 4pm)
    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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October 11, 2017
  • Glenn McClure - All College Hour Speaker

    October 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    MacVittie College Union, Geneseo, NY 14454, USA

    All College Hour Speaker Series
    ----Free and open to the public---
    The Mission of SUNY Geneseo is to combine a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life in order to create a learning-centered environment. It is this marriage of academics and campus life that has propelled Geneseo to a nationally recognized public liberal arts college.

    The All-College Hour Speaker Series supports the College mission and embodies the principles of The Bringing Theory to Practice Project. The aim of the series is to provide integrative opportunities for the campus community to come together to engage in learning that promotes cognitive, emotional, and civic development. The topics of the series are intended to challenge thinking, spur self-reflection, encourage civil discourse, and promote social responsibility. The series is sponsored by Student and Campus Life. All sessions take place during the All-College Hour (2:30PM -3:45PM).

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October 22, 2017
  • Antarctic music premiere

    October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Doty Hall, Park St, Geneseo, NY 14454, USA

    SUNY Geneseo Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Gerard Floriano will premiere a 8-12 minute piece based on Glenn's Antarctica experience. The first of a series of new music. This concert program also includes Spectrum Women's Ensemble under the direction of Amy Cochrane.

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