Dr. David Glover is Assistant Professor of Percussion and Chair of the Department of Music at Slippery Rock University, where
he teaches applied lessons, percussion ensemble, music technology, jazz band, and the steel band (SRU Panorama). He received music degrees from The University of North Florida (B.A.E), The Florida State University (M.M. and M.M.E.), and the University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.).
A drummer and percussionist
since he was 10, Glover has garnered a wide range of musical influences from jazz and classical music, to rock and Afro-Caribbean styles. Dr. Glover has played with
a variety of talented artists, including Arturo Sandoval, Joe Williams, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, The Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Peabo Bryson, Bill Watrous, Regis Philbin, Rick Margitza, Indian tabla virtuoso Sandip Burman, and Japanese Taiko drummer Kenny Endo. He can be heard on recordings from The Wash, Latin Attitude, Azucar, The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra, the acoustic jazz quartet Odd Man Out (Viewpoint Records), and the debut release from The Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra (SeaBreeze Records), among others.
As an educator Dr. Glover has given clinics, masterclasses, lectures, adjudications and performances at many different state, national and international conferences and conventions. He teaches advanced high school percussionists out of his home studio, many of which have gone on to All-State honors, college music programs, graduate schools, performing and touring groups and many have become successful music educators as well. Dr. Glover belongs to several professional organizations including, The Percussive Arts Society, The International Association for Jazz Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, ASCAP, The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and The College Music Society.
Dr. Glover performs exclusively with SABIAN cymbals and Pro-Mark drumsticks.