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. In 2017, after 44 years of classroom teaching and conducting, he moved to the rank of Associate Professor Emeritus. At UNT, Dr. McClung conducted UNT’s eighty-voice Concert Choir, supervised student teachers, taught graduate and undergraduate courses in secondary choral music education, undergraduate courses in choral conducting, founded and supervised Up Front!, UNT’s eighty-voice pedagogical choir for music education. With a Ph.D. 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, his middle, upper, and college choirs performed numerous invited concerts for in a variety of state and regional music conferences. He has conducted a variety of state and regional 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.
A distinguished choral music educator and a UNT Honors Professor, he frequently presents at state, divisional, and national music conferences, including master classes at Roehampton University, London. His articles 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. The author of Movable Tonic: A Sequenced Sight-Singing Method, a GIA publication, he is the director of the Cambiata Institute of America for Early Adolescent Vocal Music. He served as the organizing chair for the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music and presently serves as owner and managing editor for Cambiata Press, a small publishing company committed to quality music for the changing voice. In 2017, he was invited to present sight-singing interest sessions for the Eleventh World Symposium on Choral Music hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) in Barcelona, Spain.