Glennis Stout Biography

Glennis Stout Biography

About Glennis Stout

Glennis Mertz Stout was a renowned flutist, historian, adjudicator, and teacher.

Glennis Metz was born on September 11, 1921, in Wichita, Kansas to a musical household. Stout started flute lessons in ninth grade. Stout’s father cashed in a life insurance policy to buy her a new Haynes flute.

After graduating from Wichita North High School, Stout began working toward a degree in music education at the University of Wichita. She was an Eastman School of music graduate with a Bachelor of music performance in flute.

During her career, she had performed with New Orleans Symphony, Kansas City Philharmonic, Plymouth Orchestra, American Flute Orchestra, and the Chicago Lyric Opera. She was formerly the editor of the Flutist Quarterly and was a Fulbright Scholar teaching in Taiwan.

Glennis Stout had an impressive collection of antique flutes, amassed over 40 years, and has been credited with owning one of the most complete antique flute collections in the world. She would use them in lectures and demonstrations at more than 50 colleges and universities across the nation.

Further Reading

  1. “The Glennis Stout Collection, with photographs by David Shorey.” Inspector’s Flute Page. Web. 12 May 2015. <>.
  2. “Louis Stout (1924-2005).” The International Horn Society. Web.  13 May 2015. <>.
  3. “Flutist to Demonstrate Historical Flute Collection.” Ithaca College News, Vol. 19, No. 3. Ithaca College Office of Publications. Web. 12 May 2015. <>.
  4. “Newsletter, Volumes 25-28.” American Musical Instrument Society. The University of Michigan. American Musical Instrument Society, 1996. Web. 13 May 2015. <>.
  5. Sult, Evan Pengra. “Passing Tones In memoriam: Glennis Stout: 1921-2020.” Flutist Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 2, Wntr 2021, pp. 40+. Gale Academic OneFile, <>. Web. 19 Apr. 2024.