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Rebecca Glass

Cleveland Institute of Music (USA)
Born in Dallas, Texas, violist Rebecca Glass earned her doctorate degree in viola performance in
2017 from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she also completed studies at the BM and MM levels.
As well as collaborating in summer music programs, she has also performed numerous solo and lecture
recitals, collaborated in performance with members of both The Cleveland Orchestra and Dallas
Symphony, and acted as soloist with the Ft. Worth Symphony. Dr. Glass serves as violist with the Taos
Soundscapes Chamber Music concert series. Prior to attending CIM she was a finalist in the Lennox
Competition, and the Lynn Harrell Competition.

Dr. Glass has a strong interest in musical academia having served as an instructor in CIM’s
Music Theory department in 2016. As music theorist, she is currently collaborating with Mr. Robert
Vernon, Principal Viola Emeritus of The Cleveland Orchestra, in his creation of an analyzed edition of the
Bach Cello Suites. She has been a lecturer at the 2016 American Viola Society’s Festival in Oberlin,
where she presented a lecture exploring folk music in the solo viola repertoire. Dr. Glass has also been a
guest speaker at Cleveland’s Music Settlement, where she discussed the art and techniques of
memorization. She is a frequent masterclass presenter at Southern Methodist University as well as CIM,
where she served as teaching assistant in the studio of Mark Jackobs 2014-2017.

Dr. Glass’s principal performance teachers included Mark Jackobs of The Cleveland Orchestra,
Barbara Sudweeks of Dallas Symphony, and Jeffrey Irvine.