Glarum, L. Stanley (1908-1975) | University of Illinois Archives

Name: Glarum, L. Stanley (1908-1975)
Fuller Form: Glarum, Leonard Stanley

Historical Note: Leonard Stanley Glarum was born on April, 19th, 1908 in Portland, Oregon. After high school, Glarum studied piano, harmony and composition with Dent Mowrey, and became a professional arranger and accompanist in radio and concert. Glarum attended courses at the University of Oregon and Multnomah College before earning his Bachelor of Music Education degree from St. Olaf College in 1939. During the next five years, Glarum taught high school music and earned a Master of Arts in Music from the University of Washington in 1946. In 1947, Glarum was hired as a Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College, where he taught theory, counterpoint, canon and fugue, choral methods, choral conducting, choral arranging and composition. He also served as the director of College Choral groups. Under Glarum’s direction, the Lewis and Clark College Choir was selected as the official broadcasting choir of the United Presbyterian Church of America in 1962, which entailed the creation of all official radio tapes used by the Church during the year of 1962. Glarum’s choir at Lewis and Clark College performed across the United States. For four consecutive years, beginning in 1971, Glarum received the national award of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in music by Whitworth College in 1968. Glarum retired from Lewis and Clark College in June of 1975 and died in December the same year at his home in Canon Beach, Oregon.

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