Kyle Glaser serves as the Associate Director of Bands at Texas State University. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Winds, overseeing all athletic bands, and teaching various methods classes. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his appointment at Texas State, Glaser served as the Director of Bands at the East Stroudsburg Area South High School in northeastern Pennsylvania and as the interim director of the East Stroudsburg University Concert Band.
Glaser maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator across the nation. His significant research of the music of Robert Russell Bennett has resulted in a performance edition of the wind band suite Down to the Sea in Ships issued by Alfred Publications. Additionally, Glaser has contributed several chapters to the GIA Publications Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. From 2017 – 2019 he served as the national vice president for professional relations for Tau Beta Sigma, the national band sorority.
Glaser’s professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Association for Music Education, the Texas Music Educators Association, The Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu International Band Fraternity.