Jabarie Glass is a doctoral student in conducting in the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, studying under the mentorship of Dr. Jerry Blackstone. He serves as assistant conductor of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, co-conductor of Orpheus Singers, co-conductor of University Choir, and conductor of the Michigan Youth Ensembles Chamber Singers.
Glass is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, holding the BME in choral music education, and the Florida State University College of Music, holding the MME in choral music education. During his undergraduate studies, he was named the University of Mississippi Department of Music’s Undergraduate Choral Music Education Student of the Year and was inducted into the University of Mississippi’s Student Hall of Fame, a university-wide honor bestowed upon only ten seniors each year on the basis of leadership, scholarship, service, and potential for success after graduation.
Prior to attending U-M, Glass conducted choral ensembles at the high school and middle school levels in Mississippi for nine years. Ensembles under his direction have received numerous honors and awards, including performances at both the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference (2014) and the Mississippi-ACDA State Conference (2011). He served the latter organization most recently as the Repertoire & Resource Chair for Male Choirs and previously as the R&R Chair for Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.