B.M.Ed. - West Virginia University
M.M. in Choral Conducting - University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
Ph.D. in Choral Music Education - Florida State University, Tallahassee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Florida State University
Areas of Expertise:
Choral Music Education, Conducting
Alan C. McClung joined the University of North Texas College of Music faculty in 2002. He conducts UNT’s Concert Choir, teaches undergraduate choral conducting, 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 Choral 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 the Missouri Music Educators' State Conference, Louisiana Music In-Service Conference, Georgia Music Educators' State Conference, ACDA-Southern Division Convention; and a special Symphony Hall collaboration between his Woodward Academy choirs and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted a variety of honor choirs and has served as guest conductor for 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 MENC, 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 has presented at state, divisional, and/or national music conferences in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Articles by Dr. McClung have appeared in Southeastern Journal of Music Education, ACDA's Choral Journal, MENC's Music Educators Journal, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and Journal of Research in Music Education. Additionally, he is the author of the Movable Tonic: A Sequenced Sight-Singing Method, published by GIA, Publications.