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  • Professor of Music Theory
Office Phone: 512-471-0733
Office Location: MRH 3.750
  • Music Theory

B. Glenn Chandler is Professor of Music Theory and Fellow to the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Fine Arts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from Samford University, a master’s in sacred music from the Baptist Seminary in Louisville, and a PhD in music theory from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He held a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Music at Yale University and was appointed a Visiting Scholar in the School of Music at Cambridge University.

In 1972 he was appointed to the faculty of Central Connecticut State University and served as Chair of the Department of Music from 1981 to 1993. From 1994 to 2001 he was Professor of Music and Director of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at The University of Memphis. In 2001 he was named Director of the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also held the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music from 2001 to 2012. Under his leadership the Butler School has expanded its curriculum, created new centers of excellence, established an extensive international exchange programs, raised the school’s profile both nationally and internationally, and developed the largest endowment of any public university school of music in America.

Chandler is a Jean-Philippe Rameau scholar having translated his second treatise, Nouveau système de musique théorique and published in numerous journals. Throughout his career he has presented at regional, national and international conferences, such as the Society for Music Theory, NASM Annual Conference, and the Association of European Conservatories. Last May he was invited to deliver a paper on Rameau at a conference in Athens, Greece and recently was selected to give a paper at a conference in Istanbul in May 2016.

He has conducted choral groups throughout his career, including regional and all-state festival in different states. He has served as adjudicator, guest conductor, consultant and guest speaker for various organizations and events throughout his career.  He was elected President of Connecticut Music Educators Association and was appointed to the Executive Committee of the national Music Educators National Conference. In Tennessee he served as President of the Tennessee Association of Music Administrator and In Texas he served on the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Music Schools where he chaired the General Music Commission. He is an accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music, having chaired the accreditation evaluation committee for dozens of music schools across the country. He was twice elected to the Commission of the National Association of Schools of Music.