Glen Flanigan, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Professor of Music Education
Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble Director

Department: Music

Office: McCreless

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Biographical Information

DR. GLEN FLANIGAN is Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and Professor of Music Education.

Dr. Flanigan conducts both the Asbury University Concert Band and the Asbury University Jazz Ensemble. In addition, he teaches private lessons for low brass instruments and classes on instrumental music education, music technology and conducting.

Glen Flanigan

Dr. Flanigan is a member of Music Educators National Conference, International Tuba-Euphonium Association, The National Band Association and serves as Technology Chair for the Kentucky Music Educators Association. 

Prior to joining the Asbury faculty in 2001, Dr. Flanigan was a high school band director in Iowa for 17 years. He is a 1982 graduate of Asbury University and holds both a Master of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music with a major in Music Education from the University of Kentucky.


  • Ph.D., Music Education; University of Kentucky
  • M.S., Music Education; University of Illinois
  • B.S., Music Education; Asbury University

Courses offered: 

  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Introduction to Music Education
  • High School Instrumental Methods
  • Instrumental Music Education Methods
  • Marching Band Methods
  • Brass Methods
  • Woodwind Methods
  • Conducting II
  • Music Technology
  • Low Brass Lessons
  • Understanding Music and Art
  •  Music Technology I
  • Engaging the Liberal Arts

Selected/Recent Publications: 

“KMEA Technology Survey,” Bluegrass Music News, Vol. 69, No. 1, Fall 2017

Dr. Flanigan served as a content reader for the first and second editions of Dr. Lynn G. Cooper’s Teaching Band and Orchestra, published by GIA.


In 2019, Dr. Flanigan made two presentations at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in Des Moines:

  • Sight-reading with your Band: Why? How?
  • Individual Practice: What does the Research Tell us and How Do We Get Our Students to Believe It?

Dr. Flanigan has served as guest conductor with the Lexington Brass Band and has performed as tuba soloist on faculty recitals.

In 2015, he served as one of two adjudicators for the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships.

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