Avery L. Glenn graduated from Brigham Young University in 1951 with a degree in music and in 1976 with a Doctorate degree in Education. His thesis was entitled An Analysis of the Junior High School Music Education Programs in Utah. Glenn was appointed as Supervisor of Music for the Billings Public Schools in 1967, where he organized the State Music Festival, served as President of the Montana Music Educators Association (MEA) and the Northwest Division MEA, and served on the MEA National Conference board. He was an assistant professor of music at BYU from 1971 to 1974. He later served as President of Young Audiences Incorporated to provide concerts for Utah County elementary schools. In 1974 he became the Music Education Specialist for Utah State. Glenn was selected as the 1994 Honored Alumnus for the College of Fine Arts and Communications, as well as being nominated to the Utah MEA Hall of Fame and the Utah High School Activities Association Circle of Fame. Avery Glenn passed away on July 21, 2014.