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Glen Caldwell

Glenn was received his early education in the small town of Clover, South Carolina, which is located near the North Carolina state line. With degrees from North Carolina A&T State University (B.S./Music), Rutgers University (EdM/Creative Arts), and The Ohio State University (M.A./Music Theory & Ph.D./Music Theory), he continues to combine his interests in the performance of various musical styles with research in the field of music theory.

Glenn’s background as an arranger/orchestrator has offered him the opportunity to create works for Stevie Wonder (the Natural Wonder Tour), the Lionel Hampton Band (with Chaka Khan), and others. In addition to his position as Music Department Chair and Professor of Music Theory and Composition at McDaniel College, Glenn is also the Creative Director for the brand Gospel Goes Classical (GGC). For GGC, he serves as the principal arranger, conductor, and overseer of “concert logistics.” With his 20-year association with GGC, Glenn has produced approximately 90 arrangements/orchestrations that have been performed by numerous orchestras from around the world. Many of these performances featured award-winning vocalists as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Byron Cage, Jonathan Butler, Denyce Graves, Richard Smallwood, BeBe Winans, Marvin Winans, Erica Campbell and many others. Three notable concerts involved the Johannesburg Music Initiative Orchestra that featured - in three consecutive years - Jonathan Butler, Benjamin Dube (multi-award winning South African artist), and Donnie McClurkin.


Ph.D. and M.S., The Ohio State University
Ed.M in Creative Arts Education, Rutgers University
B.S. in Music Education, North Carolina A&T State University

Research Interests

  • Music Theory
  • Music Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Analysis of Compositions by Black American Composers
  • History of Jazz

Recent Courses

  • MUL 2210: History of Jazz
  • MUL 2209: The Black Composer Speaks
  • MUL 2220: Future Music
  • MUS 1300: Making Music with Computers

Selected Publications

(Book) "Harmonic Tonality in the Theories of Jerome Joseph Momigny" by Glenn Caldwell (2001) (

Glen Caldwell