eco-musician, composer, speaker, global traveler
eco-musician, composer, speaker, global traveler

Glenn McClure travels the world, seeking the musical voice of the Earth. He listens to the natural world and the people who study it and live within it. From camping on the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica to hiking the Volcanos of Hawai’i, Glenn searches for the place where science and beauty meet. His music and inspirational speeches energize those who care for the planet.

He currently serves as a faculty member at Paul Smiths College. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US and abroad.

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Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

The Tour To compose music about volcanos, I need a crash-course in volcanology. This is Dr. Don Swanson from the US Geological Survey, my “go-to guy” for all geological things during my artist-in-residence with the National Parks Arts Foundation. Today, Don led me on a tour of the Hawai’i Volcanos National Park, trying to get…

Turtles, Twain, and a Composer

Turtles, Twain, and a Composer

In the blur of jet lag from New York to Hawaii, I met some of my new neighbors. These sea turtles come to the Punalu’u to lay their eggs. This black sand beach is just down the road from Waiohinu and Na’alehu, my home for the next month as Artist in Residence for the National…

From Antarctica to Hawai’i

From Antarctica to Hawai’i

Brenda Tremblay interviews Glenn McClure about his trip to Antarctica in 2016 to study the sounds of the ice and then on to his new National Science Foundation grant to study the sounds of volcanoes in Hawaii. Read the entire article here. “If you pay attention to science news, you might be concerned by recent…

National Parks Artist Foundation: Artist in Residence at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

National Parks Artist Foundation: Artist in Residence at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) are proud to announce that Glenn McClure, composer, educator, and scholar, will be the Winter-Spring Artist in Residence near the Park which has recently reopened after the recent and spectacular lava flows across a third of the largest island in the state of Hawai’i.

ROS to perform McClure’s Emancipation Oratorio February 16, 2018

ROS to perform McClure’s Emancipation Oratorio February 16, 2018

Frederick Douglass at 200 concert- Rochester Oratorio will perform McClure’s Emancipation Oratorio February 16, 2018. More information at rossings.org

TedXSJFC – Ear to the Ice

TedXSJFC – Ear to the Ice

Glenn McClure, who serves on the faculties of both SUNY Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music, will be working on a National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowship through mid-November (2017) with Peter Bromirski and his associates from the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Bromirski is the principal investigator on the project, which is employing seismic sensors on the Ross Ice Shelf to better understand the Antarctic melting process and the viability of the shelf.


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