Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Glen Tuomaalagatuomaala@StCloudState.edu

Husky Sports Band Director / Department Marketing & Recruitment

227 Performing Arts Center
gatuomaala@StCloudState.edu / (320) 308-3201


Glen Tuomaala earned Bachelors degrees in horn performance and music education from Bowling Green State University and the Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

His sports band / marching band experience includes teaching and design for University of Cincinnati (OH), College of Mount St. Joseph (OH), Alma College (MI), Union (PA), Madison Heights (MI), Port Huron North (MI), Kimball (MI), Wateford-Kettering (MI), Northwest (OH), Purcell Marian (OH), Americanos (WI), Capital Regiment (OH), Cincinnati Glory (OH), Northern Aurora (MI), and Railmen (NE) Drum & Bugle Corps.

Tuomaala is a former member of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and was the Drum Corps Midwest and Drum Corps International Individual World Champion on Mellophone in 1992. He has also served as a marching band adjudicator for the Tri-State Circuit for the Pageantry Arts, Ohio Judges Association, National Association of Music Festivals and Arts Consultants.

 

 

 

 

Previous teaching positions include Alma College (Alma, Michigan), Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan), Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) and the College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, Ohio).

He has written reviews of new music literature and was a regular columnist for Band & Orchestra News, School Band and Orchestra, and Schoolmusic.com which earned him invitations to lecture on new music technology at the University of Dayton and the University of Delaware.

He has presented a session on Applications, Auditions and the Performing Arts (pdf 533k) at the National College Fair in Minneapolis and Online Recruitment & Audience Development (pdf 88k) for the Minnesota Band Directors Association Summer Symposium.

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SLIDESHOW - Department of Music Online Husky Sports Band Shop!

Minnesota Brass Summer Music Workshop
Minnesota Band Directors Association
MBDA Summer Workshop Presentation
Silverfox/Grover Percussion Sponsorship (pdf 168k)

An advocate for arts education, he has taught in both private and public K-12 school systems and received national recognition in 1999 with a Melody Grant Award from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. Tuomaala is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Kappa Kappa Psi (Beta Kappa), Phi Mu Alpha (Iota Omicron), and an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota (Theta Eta).

PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING

My educational objectives are to engage and challenge students to embrace new musical concepts and ideas; and, to also build the self-discipline necessary to make them habits of their art and their lives.

It has been my experience that both traits work together to create a better a musician and a better person who is not only curious about learning new things, but also dedicated to the work and time required to achieve these results.

I choose to lead my students in three ways:

  • Listen and empathize with the unique lives, hopes, and dreams of my students. It is the best way to understand who they are as individuals and help guide them to who they wish to become. I must be continually aware that I am fortunate to be their teacher.
  • Challenge students with the musical concepts and ideas that will encourage the growth of critical thinking skills and lead them to explore new answers and alternatives to the objectives in their musical lives.
  • Realize that my own behavior as a musician and teacher serves as the strongest role model of all. Everyone I come in contact with will eventually be a teacher: be it in a classroom or possibly as a mother or father. Therefore, the attitudes that I desire in my students must first be modeled by me every moment of every day.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: Cincinnati, OH

  • Master of Music in Music Education: Orff-Schulwerk Certification
  • Cognate in Horn Performance

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY: Bowling Green, OH

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ALMA COLLEGE: Alma, MI

  • Director of Instrumental Music - 2003 to 2004

MUS 111 Comprehensive Musicianship I - Music Theory

MUS 152.02 Alma Symphony Orchestra

MUS 153.02 Kiltie Wind Ensemble

MUS 159.02 Chamber Music

MUS 237 Conducting and Score Reading I

EDC 344 Elementary School Music

EDC 432B Methods of Instrumental Music - Student Teacher Supervision

Music Director for the Kiltie Wind Ensemble and Alma Symphony Orchestra including subscription series concerts, two educational performance tours, recording projects, one world premier for wind ensemble, and one Michigan premier for orchestra. Responsible for program budget, marketing, web page, and recruitment for new music students. Revised course syllabus for performance ensembles, music education, and conducting classes.

MARYGROVE COLLEGE: Detroit, MI

  • Arts Endorsement Coordinator, Music Faculty - 2001 to 2003

MUS 201 Music for the Classroom Teacher

MUS 345A Methods and Materials of Elementary Music

MUS 345B Methods and Materials of Secondary Music: Vocal and Instrumental

MUS 401 Orchestration: guest lecturer on woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments

EDU 699 Student Teaching Supervision: music education and visual arts education student teachers

Supervised curriculum development for music, art and dance departments. Coordinated certification standards for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Certification (NCATE) Board of Examiners, Michigan Department of Education Review Board, and Marygrove College Quality Assurance Seminars. Performed on faculty recitals. Taught applied trumpet, horn, trombone and composition lessons for the Detroit Institute of Music and Dance.

COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH: Cincinnati, OH

  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Music - Fall, 1997 to Spring, 1999

MUS 150 Applied Horn Lessons

MUS 165 Brass Chamber Music

MUS 301 Advanced Conducting

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION: Cincinnati, OH

  • Music Appreciation Class Instructor - Spring, 1995

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

AVONDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Auburn Hills, MI

  • Part-time General Music Teacher for grades K-4 at R. Grant Graham Elementary School - Fall, 2002

WATERFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT: Waterford, MI

  • Music Director - Fall, 2000 to Spring, 2001

Instructed high school concert, jazz, marching bands and elementary strings and winds. Earned the first superior rating at MSBOA marching band festival in five years. Founded an indoor percussion ensemble which ranked 3rd in the state in their first season. Responsible for district audio technology and web page development.

SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS: Cincinnati, OH - 1998 to 2000

  • Private horn studio instructor

PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH

  • Music Director - Fall, 1996 to Spring, 1999

Instructed high school concert band and created new marching, pep, jazz band, and seven elementary band programs. Increased band membership in grades 5-12 from 14 students in 1996 to 136 in 1999. Founded new district fine arts festival and sponsored a $1500 concert band composition commission. 1999 Mr. Holland's Opus Melody Grant Award.

MARCHING BAND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ROCORI HIGH SCHOOL: Cold Spring, MN - Fall 2007

  • Drill design and marching teacher

UNION HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND: PA - Fall 1997 to 2007

  • Drill design and marching teacher

MADISON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL: Madison Heights, MI - Fall 2000, 2001, 2002

  • Marching and brass teacher

WATERFORD KETTERING HIGH SCHOOL: Waterford, MI - Fall 2000

  • Marching Band Director responsible for all administration and instruction
  • Responsible for drill design, music arranging, rehearsal, and performance coordination

PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH - Fall 1997 and 1998

  • Marching Band Director responsible for all administration and instruction

COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH MARCHING BAND: Cincinnati, OH - Fall 1998

  • Marching and brass teacher

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING KNIGHTS: Mt. Healthy, OH - Fall 1997

  • Marching and brass teacher

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC - Winter 1996

  • Marching band techniques clinic with the Cincinnati Glory Drum & Bugle Corps

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BEARCAT MARCHING BAND - Fall 1995

  • Marching and brass teacher

CLARENCE M. KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL: Royal Oak, MI - Fall 1990 to 1994

  • Drill design and marching teacher

NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL: Port Huron, MI - Fall 1991

  • Marching teacher

DRUM & BUGLE CORPS EXPERIENCE

AMERICANOS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Appleton, WI - Summer 2000

  • Brass Caption Head and show design

CAPITAL REGIMENT DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Columbus, OH - Summer 1999

  • Brass Caption Head

CINCINNATI GLORY DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Cincinnati, OH - Summer 1996

  • Program Coordinator, Brass Caption Head and show design

LAKE ERIE REGIMENT DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Erie, PA - Spring 1995

  • Program consultant and brass teacher

CAPITOLAIRES DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Madison, WI - Summer 1994

  • Brass Caption Head and music arranger

RAILMEN DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Omaha, NE - Winter & Spring 1994

  • Brass Caption Head

NORTHERN AURORA DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Saginaw, MI - Summer 1993

  • Brass teacher

MADISON SCOUTS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Madison, WI - Summer 1990 & 1992

  • 1992 Drum Corps International Mellophone Champion
  • 1992 Drum Corps Midwest Individual Mellophone Co-Champion
  • 1990 Drum Corps Midwest second place brass ensemble

WATERFORD KETTERING HIGH SCHOOL: Waterford, MI - Winter 2001

  • Program Coordinator responsible for all administration and instruction
  • Responsible for drill design, music arranging, rehearsal, and performance coordination


JUDGING EXPERIENCE

PERFORMANCE ARTS CONSULTANTS: 2004

  • Concert Band adjudication in Music Performance

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC FESTIVALS: 1999 to 2004

  • Concert Band, Orchestra and Choir adjudication in Music Performance

OHIO JUDGES ASSOCIATION: Fall 1996, 1997, 1998

  • Marching Band adjudication in Music Performance and General Effect

TRI-STATE CIRCUIT FOR THE PAGEANTRY ARTS: Winter 1996 and 1997

  • Winter Guard training in General Effect Caption


PUBLICATIONS

BAND & ORCHESTRA NEWS MAGAZINE: Port Washington, NY

  • "Dances with the Philharmonia A Vent" - December, 2001
  • "An Interview with Wind Conductor John Boyd" - December, 2001
  • "An Interview with Composer Michael Daugherty" - November, 2001
  • "Literature Review: Yamaha Advantage Method Book" - September, 2001
  • "You Be the Judge: Self-Evaluation Techniques for Conductors" - May, 2001
  • "The Four Levels of Music Making with the Brentano String Quartet" - May, 2001
  • "Now Hear This! - Effective Verbal Communication from the Podium" - March, 2001
  • "Reflections from the George Szell Library at Severance Hall" - January, 2001
  • "The Keys to a Great Chamber Ensemble - Part II" - May/June, 2000
  • "Building a Chamber Ensemble from the Ground Up - Part I" - April, 2000
  • "Retreats for Music Directors" - January, 2000
  • "The Long Road: Building a Successful High School Band Program" - July/August, 1999
  • Over 40 new concert band literature reviews from January, 2000 to December, 2001

SOUND & MUSIC RETAILER - TESTA COMMUNICATIONS: Port Washington, NY

  • "The When, Where, and How of Buying a New Trumpet" - Spring, 2001

SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA NEWS: Needham, MA

  • "Movement for Musicians: Lessons Learned from the Drum & Bugle Corps Activity" - September, 2000

SCHOOLMUSIC.COM: South Bend, IN

  • "Start Spreading the News: Simple Tips for Creating an Effective Music Newsletter" - December, 1999

DRUM CORPS WORLD: Madison, WI

  • "How to Commission Original Music for your Drum and Bugle Corps" - December, 1996

CLINICS AND PRESENTATIONS

KNIGHT FOUNDATION "City-Wide Poets" PROGRAM: Detroit, MI

  • Composition workshop for high school students - March, 2002

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SUMMER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP: Dayton, OH

  • Workshop teaching sessions on web page development for music educators - June, 1999

DRUM CORPS MIDWEST JUDGES GUILD REGIONAL MEETING: Rosemont, IL

  • Workshop presentation "Comprehensive Musicianship for the Drum & Bugle Corps" - Spring, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: Cincinnati, OH

  • Clinic with the Cincinnati Glory Drum & Bugle Corps for the marching band techniques class - Winter 1996

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE HORN WORKSHOP: Newark, DE

  • Workshop presentation "The Internet for Horn Players" - Spring, 1995


COMPOSITIONS

CLARINET CONNEXIONS: East Lansing, OH

  • Scheduled Fall, 2006 premier of “Snagglepuss” for clarinet choir

KILTIE WIND ENSEMBLE: Alma, MI

  • May, 2004 recording of "Incandescent" for ten piece wind ensemble

NAPOLEON HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND: Napoleon, OH

  • May, 2003 premier of "Demitasse" for symphonic band

ZENITH BRASS ENSEMBLE: Troy, MI

  • February, 2003 premier of "For Spacious Skies" for brass choir and percussion

MADISON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND: Madison Heights, MI

  • December, 2002 premier of "Pantheon" to celebrate the opening of the new high school auditorium
  • April, 2003 performance at Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Band Festival

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY HORN RECITAL: Toledo, OH

  • September, 2002 premier of "Fantasy for Horn" performed by Rosemary Williams at the Toledo Art Museum

ZENITH BRASS ENSEMBLE: Troy, MI

  • May, 2002 premier of "Zenith Concertino" for brass choir and percussion

MARYGROVE COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT RECITAL: Detroit, MI

  • February, 2002 premier of "Themes and Variations for Trumpet" performed by Mr. Todd Thamer

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Royal Oak, MI

  • April, 2001 premier of "Easter Sonata" for two trumpets and horn


OTHER MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

AARDVARK AUDIO RECORDING STUDIO: Royal Oak, MI - 2004 to 2005

  • Studio Recording and Editing Engineer

TRI-STATE PRODUCTIONS: Covington, KY - 1997 to 2000

  • Recording Engineer for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky concert and rehearsal recordings

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Cincinnati, OH - 1994 to 1996

  • Assistant Music Librarian for Symphony and Pops subscription series concerts


GRANT WRITING

$5000 Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Melody Grant Award: one in five successful proposals in 300 applications
$6000 individual, private gift solicited from community business leader in Cincinnati
$2000 Purcell Cavalier Parent Teacher Organization Grant for new choir robes
Sponsored $1500 composition commission with composer Damon Sink from Xavier University funded with: $1000 Urban Collaborative Fund Grant and $500 E-CASE Schools for Excellence Grant


HONORS AND AWARDS

1999 Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation National Melody Program Award
1999 Yahoo!Geocities "Star Site" Award for web page design
1998 E-CASE Award for Artistic Achievement
1997 Purcell Marian High School Most Promising Teacher Award
1994 University of Cincinnati Graduate Scholarship
1993 and 1994 B.G.S.U. College of Musical Arts Pro Musica Award
1992 Gubernational Award - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity
1992 Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
1992 Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
1992 Drum Corps International Mellophone Champion
1992 Drum Corps Midwest Individual Mellophone Co-Champion
1991 B.G.S.U. University Alumni Association Tuition Award
1991 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
1990 Drum Corps Midwest second place brass ensemble

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

ALMA COLLEGE: Alma, MI

  • Assistant Professor; Director of Instrumental Music - 2003 to 2004

Music Director for the Alma Symphony Orchestra and the Kiltie Wind Ensemble including regular subscription series performances, two local educational tours, recording projects, one Michigan premier for orchestra, and one world premier for wind ensemble. Also responsible for budgeting, advertising, marketing, web page, and recruitment for new string, wind, and percussion students.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY: Detroit, MI

  • Symphony Orchestra Conductor - Spring, 2001 Sabbatical Position

Responsible for rehearsals, performances, and programming in addition to being an adjudicator for the Spring 2001 Concerto Competition, the Brentano String Quartet Residency with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, a Ford Motor Company television and movie theater commercial, and the recording project of "Three Sacred Meditations" by Associate Chair and Composition Professor Dr. James Lentini.

CINCINNATI CHAMBER ARTS ENSEMBLE: Cincinnati, OH

  • Music Director, wind ensemble of 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns - Fall, 1998 to Spring, 2000

Founding director responsible for artistic direction and administration including programming, auditions, rehearsal schedule, program printing, solicitation of new sponsors and income sources, marketing, and web page development. 1999 Yahoo!Geocities "Star Site" Award for web page design.

CLERMONT PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Clermont, OH

  • Guest Conductor and Assistant Conductor - 1998 to 2000

HAMILTON-FAIRFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORALE: Hamilton, OH

  • Assistant Conductor for Chorale - 1999 to 2000

BLUE ASH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Blue Ash, OH

  • Assistant Conductor - 1999 to 2000

MIAMI VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA: Hamilton, OH

  • Associate Conductor responsible for rehearsals, music library, and administration - 1999 to 2000

CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Joe Gifford Dance and Movement Workshop - Boston University - June, 2001
United States Air Force "Heartland of America Concert Band" Conducting Seminar - August, 1999
Orchestral Conductors Workshop - Illinois State University - July, 1999
Conductors Retreat at Medomak - Sponsored by University of Michigan - June, 1999
Conductors Guild Workshop - Wayne State University - January, 1999
Wind Conductors Art Workshop - University of Michigan - June, 1998
Wind Conducting Workshop - University of Indianapolis - February 1998 & 1999
Conducting Fellowship - Tennessee Technological University - January 1997 & 1998
Wind Conducting Symposium - Indiana University Pennsylvania - June 1997
Conducting & Wind Symposium - Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - July 1996 & 1998
Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques Workshop - Bowling Green State University - June 1993
Communication as a Conductor Workshop - Oberlin Conservatory of Music - March 1993

CONDUCTING TEACHERS

Dr. Terrance Milligan - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Maestro Kypros Markou - Wayne State University
Professor Emeritus Joe Gifford - Boston University
Professor Larry Rachleff - Director of Orchestral Conducting, Rice University
Dr. Glenn Block - Director of Orchestral Studies, Illinois State University
Professor Kenneth Kiesler - Director of Orchestras, University of Michigan
Professor Robert Reynolds - Director of Bands & Instrumental Conducting, University of Michigan
Allan McMurrary, Guest Clinician - Director of Bands, University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor Timothy Reynish - Director of Brass and Percussion, Royal Northern College of Music
Professor Rodney Winther - Director of Wind Studies, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Professor Frank Battisti - Director of Wind Studies, New England Conservatory of Music
Dr. John Graulty - Wind Ensemble Conductor, University of Indianapolis
Dr. Jack Stamp - Director of Bands, Indiana University Pennsylvania
Dr. John Boyd - Director of Bands, Indiana State University
Professor Joseph Hermann - Director of Bands, Tennessee Technological University
Col. Alan Bonner, Ret. - Conductor - United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Emily Freeman Brown - Philharmonic Director, Bowling Green State University
Dr. Mallory Thompson - Director of Bands & Instrumental Conducting, Northwestern University
Professor John Knight - Wind Ensemble Conductor, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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