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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Frankenstein on the Ice

Frankenstein on the Ice

Halloween Party in Antarctica Early Halloween Party here at McMurdo last night. It seemed better to have the party on the weekend, with a busy week of science work kicking off on Monday. My two favorite costumes were… Full-body pajamas with a Chicago Cubs logo-I wasn’t sure if the fellow wore it as a Cubs…

A Continent for All Nations

A Continent for All Nations

Big news yesterday! Cheers erupted after news broke that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources has designated 600,000 square miles of the Southern Ocean as the “Ross Sea Marine Protected Area.” It is the largest marine protected area on the planet.

15 Souls

15 Souls

Oct 28, 2016 Dr. Gordon Hamilton died in a crevasse accident last week. Gordon was 50 years old. He worked as a climate scientist at the University of Maine for many years and became a fixture of the McMurdo community. We put the busy life of the station on “pause” for a simple, joyous memorial…

John Locke on the Ice

John Locke on the Ice

October 23, 2016 McMurdo Station Back home at the State University of New York at Geneseo, my Humanities students have been reading John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. Locke argues for the replacement of the 17th c. British monarchy with a shared government by consent of the people. This represents the raw form of modern…

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

October 22, 2016 3:45AM McMurdo Station I arrived here at McMurdo Station, Antarctica in time to witness the last sunset. About 2ish in the morning, the sun, like a timid swimmer testing out cold water, gingerly dipped into the horizon while never giving up its radiant halo of light…never taking the complete plunge. Minutes later,…

Glenn to participate in Sounds of FRANKLIN concert in Mannheim, Germany

Glenn to participate in Sounds of FRANKLIN concert in Mannheim, Germany

Join the magnificent sound experience with the Sounds of FRANKLIN concert on Oct 7, 2016 in Mannheim, Germany. This performance will merge different ethnic musical styles of the Americas in a unique and unmistakeable way. The concert features Robert Ray’s composition, Gospel Magnificat and highlights of Glenn McClure’s Saint Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean…


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