Dr. Glen Hicks
Glen Hicks is a freelance musician and music historian. He received his Ph.D. in Musicology from Arizona State University in 2020. Hicks also received his Master of Music History and Literature from Arizona State University in 2014 and his B.Mus. in Music Education from Southern Utah University in 2010. He has taught previously at Arizona State University, where he oversaw courses on music history from antiquity to modern times.
Hicks’ research interests include aesthetics and the relationship between music, literature, architecture, and painting in the United States during the nineteenth century. His work was most recently featured in the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, and he is a contributing author for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Community Singing. His current book project introduces the American sublime aesthetic as it pertains to the musical identity formation of the United States. Hicks has also presented his research at conferences of the American Musicological Association and the Society for American Music.
In addition to his academic work, Hicks is active as a performer and composer specializing in sacred music for voice, organ, and handbells. He is an organist and pianist and serves on the board of the Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.