Cellist Hilary Glen is adjunct lecturer in music in music in general studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
A versatile performer, Glen has played rock shows, orchestral concerts, and everything in between. She has enjoyed performing in the Italian Alps, Carnegie Hall, Rochester Jazz Festival, and Bliss Center in Belize.
She has collaborated with such notable musicians, ensembles, and composers as Joshua Bell, Robin Thicke, Gil Shaham, the Eagles, Mikail Kopelman, the Temptations, Gary Hoffman, Yefim Bronfman, the Who, and John Adams.
A passionate chamber musician, Glen coordinates and performs with several small ensembles that have played at a wide variety of national and international venues, including the Kennedy Center, as well as local schools, churches, coffee shops, hospitals, sidewalks, and senior living centers.
Glen’s entrepreneurial spirit has led her to produce interactive chamber music events as well as full orchestra concerts, such as her New World Symphony music and wine pairing event “Heard it Through the Grapevine.” She currently performs as the assistant principal of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, principal of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and section member of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. She has also performed with the New World Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She spends her summers traveling to festivals including the Des Moines Metro Opera.
A devoted teacher, Glen recently completed a one-year position at the University of Alabama, where she helped increase the visibility of the cello program with the school’s first-ever Cello Day. She regularly visits schools to present experience-based workshops and is dedicated to bringing music to underserved areas.
Glen earned a B.M. degree from the IU Jacobs School of Music, where she studied under the renowned János Starker. She earned her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees studying under esteemed teacher Alan Harris at the Eastman School of Music.
She has taught music appreciation as an adjunct faculty member for the Jacobs Music in General Studies program since 2020. Additionally, she cofounded the Jacobs Chamber Music Summer program in 2018 and the New Horizons program for adult beginner and intermediate students.