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Alan McClung

Alan McClung

Associate Professor of Music Education


Music Education

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Alan C. McClung joined the University of North Texas College of Music faculty in 2002. He directs UNT’s Up Front (a 75 voice laboratory choir for choral music education), teaches undergraduate choral conducting, undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary choral methods, and supervises student teachers. He holds a BMED from West Virginia University, a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign; and a PHD in Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. McClung's professional experience includes teaching and conducting at all levels. In addition to six European concert tours, noted performances of his middle, upper, and college choirs include invited performances for a variety of state and region music conferences, including a special Symphony Hall collaboration between his Woodward Academy choirs and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has guest conducted a variety of state and region choirs, as well as the award winning Landesjungenchor from Koblenz, Germany.  As chorister and soloist, Dr. McClung spent three seasons singing with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw.

An active member of ACDA and NAfME, he has served as a national delegate to ACDA's International Conductor Exchange with Germany and Sweden, Georgia's ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for High Schools, Georgia Music Educator’s State Choral Chair, Missouri's ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Colleges and Universities, and the R & S Chair for Southwest ACDA’s Student and Youth Activities. As a distinguished choral music educator, he is invited frequently to present at state, divisional, and national music conferences. Additional presentations include master classes at Roehampton University, London.  Articles by Dr. McClung have appeared in Southeastern Journal of Music Education, ACDA's Choral Journal, MENC's Music Educators JournalUpdate: Applications of Research in Music Education, and Journal of Research in Music Education. He is author of Movable Tonic: A Sequenced Sight-Singing Method, a GIA publication.  A UNT Honors Professor, he is the director of the Cambiata Institute for Early Adolescent Vocal Music and was recently named the managing editor for Cambiata Press.  In 2012, 2014, and 2016, he served as facilitator and host for the MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music. In 2017, Dr. McClung will host a session on Middle School Voices at the ACDA National Conference in Minneapolis, and in July, he will present two sessions at the 11th World Symposium for the International Federation for Choral Music, Barcelona, Spain.

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