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Glenn Pickett, D.M.A.

Professor of Music

Office Phone: (951) 343-4500
Office Location: Hawkins 217
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.M.A. Music/Composition Claremont Graduate University 2011
M.M Music/Conducting Azusa Pacific University 1986
B.A. Music/Piano Performance California State University at Northridge 1980
  • Additional Education

    Jazz Studies with Charlie Shoemake, Piano with Terry Trotter. I deeply enjoy learning from personalized reading and continuing online and electronic courses such as "The Great Courses" from the "The Learning Company."

    I have participated in 20, week long "Seminars In Conducting" with Dr. Gary Bonner.

  • Courses Taught

    Music History, Composition including Counterpoint, Orchestration and Electronic Music. Music Technology, Male Chorale, Music Lab, Graduate Research and Bibliography. Piano, Accompanying, Jazz History.

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    I am very interested in writing music that is useful (Gebrauchsmusik).
    I am interested in how our paradigm of life, our personal and social philosophies affect not only our music, but our overall behavior. Thus, my continued interest in teaching Music History.
    I am a published composer with Hal Leonard, Alfred, Fred Bock and Lorenz Music Publishers.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Please visit my personal website—
    for a complete listing of my publications, including audio samples of some of my work.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Minister of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverside.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    I enjoy leading an annual fund-raising bike ride that benefits the M.D.A.

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  • Interests & Hobbies

    I'm married to the beautiful Julie Anne. We have 3 grown children and 2 wonderful son-in-laws.

  • Personal Philosophy

    “There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” Dennis Waitley

    Alex :No, I mean, you do what you are. You're born with a gift. If not that, then you get good at something along the way. And what you're good at, you don't take for granted. You don't betray it.
    Jeezie : What if you do, betray your gift?
    Alex : Then you betray yourself. That's a sad thing.

    —James Patterson: "Along Came A Spider." film

    "Do or do not, there is no try."—Master Yoda