Class of 1973

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Glenn Giles



Glenn is currently a retired Music Professor and Director of Instrumental Music from his Alma mater Castleton University, where he also served as Music Departnent Chair for eight years. Presently he does some adjunct music instruction at the university.

He retired as Fine Arts Supervisor for the Rutland City Schools in 2007, Glenn’s teaching assignments there included: Middle School Concert Band Director, High School Jazz Ensemble Director and brass instructor. Under his direction the Rutland School’s music program was named one of the “Top 100” music programs in the country in 2002 and was selected in 2006 by the National Association for Music Education and the National Department of Education as one of twelve “Model Music” programs in the country.

He has taught in the Rutland area for 50 years. He is the Bass Trombonist/Personnel manager in the EnerJazz Big Band. In 2017 Glenn retired after 43 years of service from his position as choir director at Union Church of Proctor,

Glenn received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education (73) degree from Castleton University in Vermont. He received his Master of Music Degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Maine, Orono where he studied conducting with Curvin Farnham, Dennis Cox, Arnald Gabriel, Anthony Maiello, and John Williamson.

Glenn has been a guest conductor/clinician in the three Northern New England States. As an active member of the Vermont Music Educators Association, he has adjudicated for the Vermont All-State Music Festival and Green Mountain District Festival and is a past president of both associations.

Glenn is co-director of the Highnote Music Festival at the Great Escape in Glens Falls, NY. Other professional organizations and honors fraternities include the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, American Choral Directors Assoc. National Federation Interscholastic Music Association and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.”