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date: 17 November 2019

Glenn, Mabellelocked

  • George N. Heller

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(b Oneida, IL, March 5, 1881; d La Jolla, CA, Aug 28, 1969). American music educator. She studied vocal music in the Oneida schools and attended Galesburg (Illinois) Kindergarten Normal School (teacher’s certificate 1902) and Monmouth (Illinois) College Conservatory (BM 1908). As supervisor of school music in Bloomington, Illinois (1912–21), she organized music festivals, community sings, and a high school band. After she became music director of the Kansas City, Missouri, public schools in 1921, there was a remarkable growth in instrumental music, piano class instruction, and private enrollment. She also promoted children’s concerts, music appreciation, music memory contests, and school music festivals.

Glenn was active in many professional organizations, and in 1929 was co-chairman (with Henry Hadley) of the first Anglo-American Music Conference, in Lausanne. She was president of the Music Supervisors (now Educators) National Conference (1929–30) and of the National School Vocal Association (...

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