Assistant Professor - Guitar
Room 251, Swope Music Building
M.M., Johns Hopkins University/Peabody Conservatory of Music
B.A., Harpur College
Glenn Lyons studied with Aaron Shearer and also performed in Master Classes for Manuel Barrueco, Benjamin Verderey, Turibio Santos, John Mills, and Christopher Parkening. He is responsible for developing the classical guitar program at WCU and establishing the WCU guitar ensemble, which performs at various functions on and off campus, and has become the largest and most highly developed in the region.
Professor Lyons is active as a solo performer, having appeared as concerto soloist with the Delaware Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, the Main Line Symphony, and on WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. He is heard regularly in campus recitals and was invited to perform the opening recital of the Philadelphia Classic Guitar Society Concert Series in 1987. Recently, Mr. Lyons has been performing guitar duo recitals with Christiaan Taggart at the University of Delaware and flute and guitar recitals with Ellen Fisher in Wilmington. Since November of 1997 Mr. Lyons has been composing music for seven-string guitar. California luthier Randall Angella made a seven-string guitar with additional bass range for Professor Lyons in 1997. Glenn Lyons performed Concerto Elegiaco (No. 3) for guitar and orchestra by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer with the Main Line Symphony on February 19, 1999. He performed a recital for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society on March 20, 1999. In 2001 Glenn Lyons produced a CD of original music for seven-string guitar solo, guitar duo and guitar trio.