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Hochstein String Faculty - Hilary Glen

Instrument: Cello, Suzuki Cello

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2011-2014; 2022


Making her stage debut at the age of 6, cellist Hilary Glen caught the performing bug early. Extremely versatile, she has played rock shows, orchestral concerts, and everything in between. 

Dr. Glen has enjoyed performing on a mountainside in the Italian Alps, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Rochester Jazz Festival, and the Bliss Center in Belize. She has collaborated with many musicians including Joshua Bell, Robin Thicke, Gil Shaham, The Eagles, Mikail Kopelman, The Temptations, Stephen Wyrczynski, Yefim Bronfman, The Who, and John Adams.

​As a passionate chamber musician, Glen coordinates and performs with several small ensembles that have played at a wide variety of national and international venues including the Kennedy Center, as well as local schools, churches, and more.​ 

Glen has performed as Assistant Principal in the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, in the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and as Principal of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has also graced the orchestral scene as a member of the New World Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Glen is a devoted teacher and believes that music provides a crucial outlet for creativity and expression. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at the IU Jacobs School of Music and maintains a private studio. She previously held a position at the University of Alabama.

Glen completed her Bachelor of Music at Indiana University, where she studied under the renowned performers and pedagogues, Janos Starker and Helga Winold. She earned her Master of Music and DMA, studying under esteemed professor Alan Harris, at the Eastman School of Music. 


More About Hilary Glen

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

What inspires me: Mountains, people putting in the work to achieve their dreams

Why the arts matter: So many reasons! Perhaps most importantly, the arts provide a way for humans to express their thoughts and emotions.

Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Exploring the parks and the Finger Lakes area. 

When not playing the cello, you can find me: singing, exploring the outdoors, and/or dancing. 

Favorite place(s) to travel: Everywhere! Colorado is definitely a stand-out, though.