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Gregory A. Glenn is the Founder and Pastoral Administrator of The Madeleine Choir School, and the Director of Liturgy and Music at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Glenn completed graduate work in liturgical studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C., and undergraduate studies in organ performance at Seattle Pacific University. While at Catholic University, he served on the music staff at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Madeleine Choir School, a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Catholic School serving over 400 students at the Cathedral, began as an after-school program for children in 1990, and opened as a full-time academic institution in 1996. At the Cathedral of the Madeleine Glenn oversees a liturgy and music program with over 150 regular volunteers and staff that serve daily and Sunday choral services, an annual Concert Series, and the Eccles Organ Festival. The choristers from the Madeleine Choir School have sung with professional arts organizations such as Utah Opera, the Utah Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and have also conducted biennial European performance tours throughout Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Austria. The Choristers were featured in the music for the Opening Ceremonies of 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Glenn has served on the Steering Committee for the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, and worked with Monsignor M. Francis Mannion in facilitating the creation of The Snowbird Statement on Catholic Liturgical Music. In 2008 Glenn received the Madeleine Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts and Humanities in Utah, and, in 2013, the Yves Congar Award for twenty-five years of service presented by the Congar Institute for Ministry Development. His article regarding the founding of the Choir School was included in Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives, a publication of Bloomsbury T & T Clark.  A native of Olympia, Washington, Glenn has served the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 1988.