Storm Gloor is an associate professor in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies department of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver. He recently received the college’s Excellence in Leadership and Service award. He was the 2018 recipient of the university’s Excellence In Teaching award. In 2014, Professor Gloor developed and instructed what is thought to be the first Music Cities higher education course. He also teaches a course on the Beatles. Professor Gloor is a past president of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association and serves as a city councilman for Glendale, Colorado. He has presented at numerous events and programs, including SXSW.edu, South By Southwest Music, the Music Cities Convention, the MEIEA Music Educators Summit, the Future of Music Summit, the Underground Music Showcase, the Denver Music Summit, and the EdMedia world conference. Storm is a co-producer of the Amplify Music Conference and the Amplify Music Communities program series.