Faculty & Staff

Music

Glen Wegge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music
Phone: 641-585-8181
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: weggeg@waldorf.edu


Biography:

Dr. Glen T. Wegge joined the music faculty at Waldorf College in the fall of 2006. As an assistant professor, he teaches music theory and saxophone.

Dr. Wegge received his undergraduate degree from Western Connecticut State University in saxophone performance. He has studied classical saxophone with Phil DeLibro, Steve Mauk, and Gary Lai-Hipp, and jazz saxophone with Harvey LaRose and Phil Woods. He played jazz and rock gigs in New England for more than 12 years. And, he has extensive background in big band playing and jazz arranging. His songs have appeared on CDs by Pam Noah, Peter Paul Oprisko, and in film. Also, he has contributed songs to a Broadway style production that appeared in Chicago entitled Ed Wood’s The Beauty and the Beast. Many of his songs and compositions are published.

Dr. Wegge also received his master’s from Ithaca College in composition. His composition professors include Karel Husa (a Pulitzer-prize winner), Harvey Sollberger, Richard Moryl, Greg Woodward, and Art Jannery. In 1999, Dr. Wegge earned his Ph.D. in music theory from Indiana University.

Dr. Wegge has published a paper online on Neoplatonic Aesthetics and a review of David Ashley White’s hymntunes. Also, he has presented papers at the southeast regional meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Oxford, Mississippi, on the musical views of Ficino, a Renaissance philosopher. And, he has presented at the national conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada on the hymntunes of Frances Ridley Havergal. He has also presented papers at the Free Will Baptist Bible College on issues concerning the relationships between philosophy and church music. Dr. Wegge has also lectured on the use of music technology for the differently-abled, and Plotinus’ musical references. His current research includes a book-length treatment of the music of Frances Ridley Havergal.

Dr. Wegge is a member of the College Music Society, The Society for Music Theory, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and ASCAP.