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Glenn Cashman

Associate Professor of Music
Music, 224 Ryan Studio
p 315-228-6688


BS, Towson University, 1980; MA, University of Memphis, 1982; DMA, University of Maryland, 1999

Teaching Experience

  • Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Fullerton (assistant professor 1999-2001)
  • Director of Jazz Studies at Towson University (assistant professor 1996-99)
  • Visiting instructor at Towson University, 1992-96


Jazz improvisation, jazz ensemble, saxophone, composition


Music of Brazil, John Coltrane


Recordings as leader or co-leader playing saxophone:
  • "Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band," Primrose Lane Music,  2009
  • "Bright Idea," Tom Ranier-Glenn Cashman Sextet, Primrose Lane Music, 2007
  • "Blue In Green," Tom Ranier & Glenn Cashman, Primrose Lane Music, 2004
  •  "I've Got Your Rhythm," Glenn Cashman w/Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley, Indigo Records 2003

Selected recordings as a sideman:

  • "Spectacular," Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Primrose Lane Music, 2008
  • "Duff's Blues - Live from Zoellner Arts Center," Bill Warfield Big Band, 18th & Vine, 2008
  • "CCP Live" at Saddleback College, Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Primrose Lane Music 2007 (DVD)
  • "Little Misunderstood," Sheryl Bailey, Oasis, 2005 
  • "Stolen Moments," Gap Mangione Big Band, Gap Mangione, 2003
  • "Adios Plaza," Hideaki Tokunaga, Music Sweethearts, 2002 (DVD)

Published Music, Big Band (written for Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band)

  • "Cookin' with Shorty & Coop," Walrus Music, Pismo Beach, CA (2010)
  • "Blues In The Tunnel," Walrus Music, Pismo Beach, CA (2010)
  • "Lighthouse Keeping Man," Walrus Music, Pismo Beach, CA (2010)
  • "Cheryl," Walrus Music, Pismo Beach, CA (2010)


"American Dream for Wind Quintet," University of Maryland, College Park, 1999

Robert Gibson, dissertation adviser

Professional Experience

  • Recorded with Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley
  • Performances with Dennis Chambers, Claudio Roditi, Gary Foster, Jim Pugh, Dave Samuels, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder
  • US jazz club/concert performances in Los Angeles, Washington, Baltimore, Atlanta
  • Numerous directing experiences with all-state jazz ensembles, festival adjudications, and as a clinician


  • International Association of Jazz Educators Journal Blue Chip Award in 1999 & 1996 under "Top Campus" jazz ensemble CDs
  • Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Jazz Composition (1997) and Jazz Performance (1994)
  • Contributing Writer/Arranger/Performer for "Music and You" published by Macmillan Co. (1991)
  • Director of Southern California Honor Jazz Ensemble (2001)