Deputy Program Director (Music); Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Guitar
PhD Macquarie University, MMus University of North Texas, BMus UNE
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Glen Hodges is Co-ordinator of Contemporary Music at the Conservatorium of Music.
He completed an undergraduate degree with Honours at the University of New England majoring in composition and classical voice. During his undergraduate studies he continued private tuition on classical guitar with Georg Mertens. From there he went to the University of North Texas (USA) were he completed a Masters in Music with studies in composition, jazz and classical guitar. Glen received a number of awards and scholarships both in Australia and in the USA during the course of his studies and taught at the University of North Texas as a teaching fellow and at Texas Wesleyan University while studying at UNT. His PhD with Macquarie University (Sydney), completed in 2008, studied the improvisational style of jazz guitar great Jimmy Raney. In 2006 he was awarded a grant to travel to Denmark and the USA undertaking interviews for his doctoral project, presenting his research and performing some of his original compositions. Glen was the program coordinator for the music and performing arts degrees at Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Central Queensland University) and senior lecturer in jazz guitar, electric bass, voice and jazz studies until 2009.
Glen has performed with some of Australia's finest jazz musicians; Don Burrows, Don Rader, Jim Kelly, James Morrison, Kevin Hunt, Viv Middleton, Irene Bartlett, Connaitre Miller, Grace Knight, Kristin Theake and Graham Jessie to name a few. He performs regularly and has featured at number of jazz festivals including Hobart’s Hot August Jazz, Pinnacles (Brisbane), Great Tropical Jazz Party (Magnetic Island), Big River Jazz Festival (Rockhampton), North Queensland Jazz Festival (Mackay) and the Great Barrier Reef Jazz Festival (Hamilton Island). He was artistic director for the Big River Jazz Festival for five years and also coordinated the North Queensland Jazz Festival and the Great Barrier Reef Jazz Festival. Between 2000 and 2008 with Derrin Kerr (CQCM) and Lee Huber (Hamilton Island Enterprises) he managed the Hamilton Island Project, a unique industry and performing arts education interface.
Glen has lectured and performed in both Australia and the USA, and is in demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator. He has ensemble direction experience in a wide variety of genres. He has also been involved in church music for some 25 years, in a number of liturgical styles from "High" church to Pentecostal. Song writing has been a long-term passion and Glen has performed his originals in range of venues from churches to concert halls both in Australia and the USA.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
10 June, 2014