Rob Glover takes great joy in sharing his musical gifts as improviser, singer, guitarist, pianist, organist, accordionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, and conductor. He is known for his fine choral conducting skills and techniques as well as facilitating reflections and prayer. His publications include “Mass of Plenty”, “Shine on Us”, “The Honduras Alleluia”, “Peace Child”, “Ave Maria”, “Come and Eat This Living Bread”, “Spirit-Friend” and “Plenty Good Room”.He has also published Our Common Life: Reflections on Being a Spouse
with his wife Mary; My Life Flows On
, a CD with Elliot Wimbush; and two CDs from GIA, Round the Table
and Music in the Air
Rob’s master of music degree in Church Music is from the University of Minnesota with emphasis in choral conducting and organ and voice performance. His BS degree is in Music Education from Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Rob’s music vocation began in the Sioux Falls Diocese in his small parish and then in Newman Centers. He studied church music, organ, composition, and orchestration at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, for one year. Rob’s first church music position was in 1973, and has included churches in South Dakota, Florida, and Minnesota. He began employment in 1981, with the Church of St. Therese, a suburban parish of 1200 families. Rob received a Master of Music degree in Church Music from the University of Minnesota in 1987, and over the years has developed an excellent program of choirs ranging from age 3 to adults.
All that has Life and Breath... - Music Education,Sacred Music
Teaching the fundamentals of good choral singing: breathing, phrasing, diction and affirming the necessity of choirs and cantors for liturgy. This workshop can be a prelude to a Festival of Song that can incorporate the music ministers of the parish.
What's it all about, Alfie? - Music Education,Sacred Music
This workshop allows time for music ministers and all parishioners to delve into the questions of life and liturgy by singing and reflecting on the psalms, hymns, and texts that of the church.
How can we foster inspiration and exaltation at liturgy?
Seasons and Reasons of Song - Music Education,Sacred Music
This workshop explores the riches of the liturgical year and how the voice of the large choir (the congregation) and all smaller choirs work together to help everyone understand why we sing at liturgy.