Glasgow studied at the Eastman School of Music with Harold Gleason and Catherine Crozier, receiving both his bachelor's and his master's degrees there. He taught at MacMurray College for eleven years, then became a faculty member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1962, remaining there until his retirement in 2005. Professor Glasgow joined the Michigan faculty after having taught for eleven years at MacMurray College in Illinois. MacMurray College named him an honorary doctor of music, and his Michigan colleagues honored him with the Harold Haugh Award for excellence in the teaching of performance.
During his life, he gave concert tours through Europe several times, toured the United States and Canada every season, and was in demand for master classes and workshops. Annually, he appeared as a featured performer, lecturer and clinician at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He gave a recital, a lecture, and a master class at the International Congress of Organists at Cambridge University, and was a featured recitalist and lecturer at the American Classic Organ Symposium in the Mormon Tabernacle, marking the renovation of its historic organ. He recorded the organ works of César Franck for Prestant Records.
- Further Reading
- Unfavorable Recital Review, New York Times, July 30, 1983
- "Robert Glasgow". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Macmillan, 2001.