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pianist , conductor

Glenn Dillard Gunn, American pianist, conductor.


Gunn, Glenn Dillard was born on October 2, 1879 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of John Donald and Liela Salome (Collins) Gunn.


Educational public schools, Evansville, Indiana. Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, 1894-1899, graduate 1896. Appointed assistant to Robert Teichmuller, 1896.


Member of faculty American Conservatory, Chicago, 1901, Chicago Museum College, 1901-1906. Founded, 1906, Glenn Dillard Gunn Piano Studios. Has appeared as soloist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Boston Opera Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Civic Orchestra.

Concert tour, Europe, 1898-1899. Museum editor Chicago Journal, 1902-1904, Chicago Inter-Ocean, 1904-1910, Chicago Tribune, 1910-1914, Chicago Herald and Examiner, 1922-1937. Lecturer in music, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, 1908-1928.

Director piano department Catholic University of America, 1943-1946. Faculty member, American University, 1948. Conducted series of American concerts, 1911-1917, Chicago and American Symphony orchestras.

Music editor Washington Times-Herald.


  • Other Work

    • Author of a course of lessons on History and Enjoyment, 1939.


Clubs: Cliff Dwellers (emeritus).


Married Bernya Bracken, June 23, 1903.

John Donald Gunn

Liela Salome (Collins) Gunn

Bernya Bracken