composer, lecturer, arts integration specialist


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Glenn McClure is a composer and Arts Integration Consultant. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Eastman School of Music and at SUNY Geneseo. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US (St. Olaf College, Florida State University, Auburn University, San Diego State University, the American Choral Directors Association Conventions in San Antonio, Texas and Orlando, Florida, and the Nat’l Kodaly Conference in San Antonio).

Some of America’s finest conductors have championed his music (including Dr. Andre Thomas, Dr. Anton Armstrong, Dr. Paul Smith, Dr. Anthony Leach, Dr. Brady Allred, Francisco Nuñez and Dr. Janet Galvan). Mr. McClure’s acclaimed “Kyrie” from St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass has returned to Carnegie Hall in New York City for three performances. His work has also gained audiences in Mexico, Italy, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Mr. McClure’s work was featured by the St. Olaf Choir at the culminating concert of the World Symposium of Choral Music.  His oratorio, “The Starry Messenger” was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

News & Events

Premiere of Concert Version of McClure “Adirondack Folk Opera”

The Northern Lights Choir, under the direction of Helen Demong, will perform music by Berstein, Copland, and premiere the concert version of Glenn McClure’s, “Adirondack Folk Opera,” this Friday, May 13th , 8 pm, St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, NY.  Tickets $12 at the door Listen to NPR interview including a song sample.  Glenn McClure Composer’s… Continue Reading

Suggestions for additional text!

Chers choristes, Je vous ai parlé mardi dernier de la demande de Glenn McClure qui souhaite votre participation à l’élaboration de la Missa Kreyol. Glenn mentionne qu’il a déjà inclut des citations de saints au milieu du texte liturgique des messes qu’il a créées. À titre d’exemple, la Messe des Caraïbes comprend plusieurs extraits de… Continue Reading

Missa Kreyol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM: Choeur classique de l’Outaouias, and McClure Productions, The Choeur classique de l’Outaouias under the direction of Tiphaine Legrand has commissioned composer Glenn McClure to write The Missa Kreyol/Messe créole. This commission is made possible by the New York State – Quebec Artist in Residence Program that is co-sponsored by the… Continue Reading

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