Glen Wayne Hicks is a native of Springville, Utah. After completing a baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Southern Utah University, he attended Arizona State University where he received a Master’s degree in Music History and Literature before pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology. He has presented his research at the annual conference of the Society for American Music (2019) and at regional meetings of the American Musicological Society (2014, 2018). Hicks was awarded graduate teaching assistantships in both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees and is the recipient of a graduate fellowship from Arizona State University as well as the Stellhorn Memorial Award. Hicks’s research on the music of the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous from 1825 to 1840 will be included in the proposed Oxford Handbook of Community Singing edited by Esther Morgan-Ellis and Kay Norton.

After teaching music and ensemble classes at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for approximately seven years, Hicks was contracted as an instructor of record at Arizona State University where he taught the undergraduate survey course in the history of Western music from antiquity to 1750. Hicks is also an organist and active as a board member of the Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is also a member of the Society for American Music, the American Musicological Society, and the American Society for Aesthetics.


Ph.D. (August 2020), Musicology, Arizona State University

M.A. (2014), Music History and Literature, Arizona State University

B.Mus.Ed. (2020), Secondary Instrumental Education,  Southern Utah University

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    American Sublime

    Dennison Wheelock

    Rocky Mountain Rendezvous


    American Musicological Society

    Society for American Music

    American Society for Aesthetics

    American Guild of Organists

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