Alan C. McClung, director

Alan C. McClung, University of North Texas Associate Professor Emeritus. A member of the UNT College of Music faculty from 2002-2017, his assignments included supervising student teachers, graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and secondary choral methods, Concert Choir, and Up Front!, UNT’s eighty-voice pedagogical choir for music education. With a Ph.D. from Florida State University, Dr. McClung’s professional experience includes teaching and conducting at the middle school, high school, college, and community choir levels. Research interests include sight-singing pedagogy in the choral music classroom, secondary choral music teacher development, meaningful conducting gesture, and the early adolescent male’s changing voice.

A distinguished choral music educator, he frequently presents and conducts at state, divisional, national, and international music events and conferences. Articles by Dr. McClung have appeared in a variety of top-tier academic journals, and he is the author of Movable Tonic: A Sequenced Sight-Singing Method, a GIA publication.  Through the Cambiata Institute of America for Early Adolescent Vocal Music, Dr. McClung served as the organizing chair for four national conferences on middle school choral music (2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018). He is the owner and managing editor for Cambiata Press, an established publishing company committed to quality music for the changing voice. In summer 2017, he presented two sessions for the Eleventh World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). In 2019. he will offer a week of teacher-training classes for the Tennessee Arts Academy, Nashville; and a week of teacher-training for the Summer Music Institute at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain.