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Glenda Austin is a recognized composer, arranger, pianist and teacher who writes piano music popular at all levels. Glenda graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in piano performance. As an elementary and high school music teacher, Glenda holds memberships in the Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association and the Joplin Piano Teachers Association.

Glenda is a frequent adjudicator and clinician, having presented workshops for teachers and students throughout the United States as well as Canada and Japan. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Missouri Southern State University, accompanying jazz and choral groups as well as individual vocal students.

September 10, 2021
Joint Opening Program with PTRT

Timeless and Treasured: William Gillock, the Man and His Music

William Gillock is in a class of his own. He wrote hundreds of piano pieces, exquisitely crafted, beautiful to the ear, and still treasured by teachers and students. Thanks to modern technology, his music is now recognized and played globally. At this presentation we will hear personal stories and music from his association with Glenda Austin, as well as some of her own compositions.

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