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Stemming from a career that has spanned all levels of instrumental and vocal music instruction, kindergarten through graduate school, Bruce Gleason teaches and advises students within Graduate Programs in Music Education. He has published over fifty articles in music education and music history, and is the founding editor of the on-line research journal, Research and Issues in Music Education. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Director of International Education at St. Thomas, from 2014 to 2016 as the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, and from 2016-2018 as the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement in the College of Education Leadership & Counseling. Dr. Gleason has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism as of March 2018.

 

A former euphonium player with the 298th U.S. Army Band of the Berlin Brigade, Dr. Gleason researches the history of cavalry music throughout the world and lectures in the area of band history. His research in band and music education history has been published in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Band Research, Renaissance, Winds, TUBA Journal, BDGuide, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, The Irish American Post, MHQ: the Quarterly Journal of Military History, National Guard Magazine, Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, The Journal of the Military Music Society, and the Galpin Society Journal. His work in pedagogy and comprehensive musicianship has been published in Kjos Band News, The Instrumentalist, School Band and Orchestra, and Contributions to Music Education.

In addition to his academic and research work, Dr. Gleason is the senior choir director for Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and has worked as a model and commercial actor .

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Book

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2016). Sound the trumpet, beat the drums: Horse-Mounted bands of the U.S. Army,

                                   1820 – 1940. Norman Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma.

Music History Refereed Journal Articles

                       

                        Gleason, B. P. (2015). Military music in the United States: A historical examination of

                                    performance and training. Music Educators Journal, 101(3), 37 – 46.

                        Gleason, B. P. (2011, Winter). Military music in the 106th Cavalry:  The mounted band

                                   of the Chicago Black Horse Troop, 1929 – 1940. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society,

                                   104(4), 301 –  335.

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2009). The mounted band and field musicians of the U.S. 7th Cavalry

                                    during the time of the Plains Indian Wars. Historic Brass Society Journal, 21, 69 – 91.

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2009, April). Cavalry and court trumpeters and kettledrummers from

                                    the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. Galpin Society Journal, 62, 31 – 54.

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2008, April). Cavalry trumpet and kettledrum practice from the time of

                                    the Celts and Romans to the Renaissance. Galpin Society Journal, 61, 231 – 239.

 

                        Gleason, B. P. (2006). A chronicle of the pre-World War II cavalry bands of the U.S. National Guard—with   

                                   recollections of those who rode. Journal of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and 

                                   Ensembles, 13, 17 – 30.

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2006, April). U.S. mounted bands and cavalry field musicians in the Union Army during the 

                                   Civil War—background, duties, and training. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education,  

                                   27(2), 102 – 119. 

 

                        Gleason, B. P. (2005, Winter).  Horse-mounted military musicians in battle and on parade. MHQ: The

                                   Quarterly Journal of Military History, 17(2), 80 – 83.

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (2003). Horse-mounted military musicians, an overview. Journal of Band Research, 39(1), 1 –

                                    34.  

 

                        Gleason, B.P. (1996, January). A guide to teaching Beethoven's marches.  Music Educators Journal, 82(4),

                                    17 – 19, 50.                      

         

                        Gleason, B.P. (1991). A history of the Royal Artillery Mounted Band, 1878 – 1939. Journal of Band

                                    Research,  27(1), 16 – 29.

 

 

Music History Non-Refereed Journal Articles

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2009). Military music in the U.S. heartland:  113th Cavalry of the Iowa

                                   National Guard. Band International, The Journal of the International Military Music Society, 31(3),

                                   96  – 99.

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2005, December), The mounted bands of the North-West Mounted Police. Band 

                                  International, Journal of the International Military Music Society, 27(3), 99 – 103, 120.  

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2005, September). Piping on horseback—the band of the Canadian

                                 Mounted Rifles. Piping Times, 57(12), 37 – 43.

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2004). Pipe band of the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. Military Collector & Historian, Journal 

                                  of the Company of Military Historians, 56(4), 279 – 282.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (2003, March). A history of the world’s horse-mounted musicians. Band International, the  

                                  Journal of the International Military Music Society, 25, 11 – 17, 35.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (1992). A week in October.  TUBA Journal, 19(3), 44 – 46.

 

 

Music History Magazine Articles

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2007). Mounted musicians of the Union Army in the Civil War.  North & South, The Official

                                  Magazine of the Civil War Society, 10(3), 46 – 53.

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2004, February).  Mounted musicians. National Guard Magazine, 58(2), 26 – 29.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (2003). Military musicians, a gift from the east, 1350 – 1700. Renaissance Magazine, 8(4), 46 – 

                                  50.

                       Gleason, B.P. (2002, Fall). Musicians on horseback. St. Thomas Magazine, 30 – 33.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (2000). Current Swedish and French cavalry bands.  International Military Music Society

                                  Canadian Branch Newsletter, 22(1), 2 – 3.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (1992). The Berlin wind orchestra:  An interview with Gunter Krause.

                                                Winds, 7(1), 27 – 30.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (1990, May/June). Inside a military ceremony. BDGuide, 51 – 52.

 Book Chapters/Conference Proceedings

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (2008).  The mounted band of the Chicago Black Horse Troop:  Military music in the 106th

                                 Cavalry, 1929 – 1940, In Bernhard Habla (Ed) Kongressberichte Northfield/Minnesota, USA 2006

                                 Tutzing, Germany: Hans Schneider, 135 – 162.

 

                       Gleason, B.P. (2016).  The nineteenth century and the birth of the mounted band, In Bernhard Habla (Ed)                                  Kongressberichte Hammelburg, Deutschland 2014, Tutzing, Germany: Margraf Publishers, 77 – 98.

Encyclopedia Entry

 

                       Gleason, B. P. (2013). Bands and music. In K. Piehler (Ed.), Encylopedia of military science. Newbury Park,

                                 CA: Sage Publications.

 

Book Review

 

                      Gleason, B.P. (2014).  [Review of the book, Music and the British military in the long nineteenth century, by

                                 Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow, published by Oxford University Press, 2013]. Historic Brass Society

                                 Journal, 26, 88 – 91.

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