Betty Glover (b. 1923): trombone pioneer

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Jared Lee Gilbert (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Randy Kohlenberg

Abstract: Betty Glover (b. 1923) was a truly unique pioneer who significantly impacted women playing in the orchestra especially in the brass section. She was a highly skilled and versatile musician on trombone, euphonium, and piano while also being a successful pedagogue and conductor. Glover was the Principal Trombonist in the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, 1944-1948, and Bass Trombonist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1952-1985. In addition to her extensive orchestra career, she was also a successful brass pedagogue and conductor. Glover taught at Otterbein College, 1950-1952, and at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM), 1952-1992. She taught trombone and euphonium lessons, conducted the CCM Brass Choir, and established a brass orchestral repertoire class during her teaching tenure. Glover is remembered as a pioneer who paved the way for future generations of female brass musicians. Being one of the most inspiring orchestral musicians and teachers to ever have lived is Glover’s legacy.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Betty Glover, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Education, Trombone
Gilbert, Betty

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