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Fall 2020 Return to Campus Information
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Portrait of Joshua D. Glasner

Joshua D. Glasner

Assistant Professor of Music-Voice
Eliza Kelly Hall 100
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Educational Background

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Applied Voice – University of Delaware, Newark, DE (2011)

Master of Music (M.M.) in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (Pedagogy Emphasis) – Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ (2013)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Voice Performance (Vocal Pedagogy Emphasis) – New York University, New York, NY (2019)

Teaching Philosophy

My duty as a voice teacher and a singing voice scientist is to bridge the gap between art and science and to translate between two distinct professional languages.  My teaching aims to help students and clients to find their authentic voice in order to communicate more effectively, while my research aims to put pedagogical methods and beliefs through a more objective crucible.

I try to ensure that my instruction is humanizing and that it affirms my students as individuals who bring their own knowledge and diverse backgrounds. Evidence-based training is foundational to my pedagogy as a voice teacher, but it is secondary to helping my students to foster authenticity and eudaimonia.

Joshua D. Glasner


Professional Background

Joshua Glasner, M.M., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Music at Clarke University where he teaches voice lessons (CCM, Musical Theatre, and Western Classical styles), music history, and voice pedagogy.  He also serves on the summer faculty at Westminster Choir College’s Summer Voice Pedagogy Workshop and the Acoustic Voice Pedagogy Workshop at the New England Conservatory. Previously, he has served on the faculty of New York University, Coastal Carolina University, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and the University of Delaware.

His multidisciplinary research involves topics ranging from historical recording technology as it relates to the singing voice to spectral analysis of different styles of singing (specifically various Musical Theatre and Western Classical styles).  Dr. Glasner’s work has been presented at various national and international conferences including the Voice Foundation Symposium and the International Congress of Voice Teachers and has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Voice.


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Research Interests

Voice Acoustics, Voice Pedagogy, Digital Signal Processing, Historical Recording Technology

Certificate in Vocology – National Center for Voice and Speech, Salt Lake City, UT (2016)


National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)

The Voice Foundation

College Music Society (CMS)

Published Papers

  1. Glasner, J.D. & Johnson, A. M. (in press). Effects of Historical Recording Technology on Vibrato in Modern-Day Opera Singers. Journal of Voice.
  2. Howell, I.L., Gautereaux, K.J., Glasner, J.D., Perna, N., Ballantyne, C., & Nestorova, T. (March 2020). “Preliminary Report: Comparing the Audio Quality of Classical Music Lessons over Zoom, Microsoft Teams, VoiceLessonsApp, and Apple FaceTime.” Special Report of the New England Conservatory of Music Voice and Sound Analysis Laboratory.
  3. Glasner, J.D. (2019). The Development of the Operatic Voice during the 20th Century: An Analysis of the Effect of Early Recording Technology (Ph.D. Dissertation). New York University, New York, NY. (ProQuest document ID: 2303231095)