Faculty & Administration

Dr. Gloria Engle

Dr. Gloria Engle, Collaborative Piano

Gloria Engle is a collaborative pianist at Texas A&M Kingsville. She has appeared in concerts throughout the United States with vocalists and instrumentalists, including the Aspen Music Festival, Fall Island Vocal Seminar, Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop in Washington, and George Eastman Museum. Engle has accompanied masterclasses and workshops by internationally renowned luminaries such as Sir Thomas Allen, Renée Fleming, Miriam Fried, Paul Katz, Edgar Meyer, and Frederica von Stade. As a staff pianist, she worked for Aspen Music Festival’s vocal program, SongFest, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Eastman Community Music School, and Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass.
Engle has served as a répétiteur at the Eastman Opera Theater in 2019-2020 and coached the joint production of The Mother of Us All with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019, she had the honor of giving the US premiere of Fata Morgana by Pavel Haas (d.1944, Auschwitz), at the Colburn School of Music. And in 2015, her performance in the premiere of Anne LeBaron’s Radiant Depth Unfolded won praise in the LA Times for “capturing exquisite intricacies of sonorities.” For other contemporary performances, she has worked with today’s most distinguished composers, including David Conte, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, and John Musto.

Engle is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (DMA), Rice University (MM), and the University of Texas at Austin (BM). Her principal teachers include Jean Barr, Robert Roux, and Nancy Garrett. In her pre-college years, she was a three-time invitee to the International Piano Festival at the University of Houston, through which she received close mentorship from legendary pianist Abbey Simon.
Dr. Gloria Engle