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Noted rock historian to speak at DePauw

Saturday, November 7, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Glenn Gass, a noted rock and roll historian and music professor at Indiana University, returns to the DePauw University campus on Nov. 9 to discuss "Bob Dylan and The Beatles in the 1960s."

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and is free and open to all.

Professor Gass is the author of the first for-credit course at any music school or conservatory on the history of rock and roll. His courses at IU include one on Music of the Beatles, which is described as an "in-depth, song-by-song look at the music, lives and times of this extraordinary group and songwriting partnership." Offered since 1982, the course "is aimed at heightening student listening skills as well as fostering a deeper appreciation for the Beatles' remarkable recordings."

Gass also takes a group of students "on site" to London for another course on the Beatles.

Glenn Gass is also a classical composer whose work has been performed internationally. He is the recipient of grants in composition from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the Indiana Arts Commission. Gass is also a member of the education advisory board of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

The professor authored the textbook, "History of Rock Music: The Rock & Roll Era," and is the recipient of a number of honors, including the Herman B. Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, the Indiana University Sylvia Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award, the IU Student Alumni Association Student Choice Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award. He was inducted into the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching.

Gass attended DePauw (he's the son of Clinton Gass, professor emeritus of mathematics) and earned a B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music, and both and M.M. and D.Mus. in composition from Indiana.

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Dr. Glenn Gass is also a member of the Greencastle High School Class of 1974. Congratulations Glenn!!

-- Posted by nordicheart on Tue, Nov 10, 2009, at 10:56 AM

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