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Meet the librettist: Glenda Dawn Goss

Glenda Dawn Goss, a native of St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia, is an author, pianist and former professor of music history and head of the Musicology Division at the University of Georgia until she accepted the invitation to become editor-in-chief of the Sibelius complete edition in Helsinki. Currently a docent at the Sibelius Academy, she has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow, a Fulbright research professor, the Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year (2012–13), and in 2019 received the Swedish Literature Society’s Pacius Memorial Award for contributions to Finnish music and culture. Along with several biographies, including the award-winning Sibelius: A Composer’s Life and the Awakening of Finland (2009), Glenda Dawn Goss has created radio programs for National Public Radio in the United States as well as for YLE in Finland, the BBC and Australian National Radio. All the Truths We Cannot See is her first opera libretto.

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