School of Music
Judy Glass is Professor of Music at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale,
Tennessee. She has been on the faculty since 1975.
From 1971-1973 she was an organ student of Anton Heiller at the Vienna Academy of Music. She has been a participant in the International Organ Course in Haarlem, Holland, and The North German Organ Academy summer course of Harald Vogel for six years.
Mrs. Glass is director of the Organ program at Southern. Additionally, she teaches Music theory, Aural Theory, Analysis of Musical Form, Service playing and Organ Pedagogy. She is responsible for managing the endowed E.A. Anderson organ series that sponsors leading organist from all over the world to play concerts and teach master classes at Southern.
She has given many concerts across the United States and in many famous cathedrals in Europe. In 1993 she premiered Horatio Parker's Organ Concerto in Europe with the orchestra of Vienna in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Austria. She played one of the annual memorial concerts for Anton Heiller in Austria on the organ
named in his memory. Annually, she performs an organ concerto with the Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra.
During Mrs. Glass' tenure at Southern one of the largest tracker organs in America was installed in the campus church. In addition, four more tracker organs have been purchased. All five organs were built by John Brombaugh.
In 1986, Judy was recognized as one of the outstanding teachers at Southern. The university awarded her the Distinguished Service Medallion in 1988. Judy is a member of Mu Phi Episilon and was nominated to Pi Kappa Lambda.
Judy received her Bachelor of Music degree and her master's degree in music from the University of Texas in Austin. Later she was a post-graduate student at Texas Tech University where she also taught music theory and piano.
In addition to her current teaching load, Judy is the organist for both the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist church and the First Presbyterian church of Chattanooga.