Marcia McLean – Concert Choir Clinician

Marcia is currently the artistic director of the Swift Current Oratorio Choir and an adult chamber choir, Prairie Spirit Mrs. McLean also teaches private voice lessons, gives choral workshops and adjudicates. She adjudicates for the Saskatchewan Music Festivals and has adjudicated at the Brandon Jazz Festival and Brandon Music Festival. . In January of 2014, members of the Oratorio Choir travelled to New York to perform Karl Jenkin’s “Stabat Mater” in Carnegie Hall with several choirs from around the world. In 2010, she retired after 18 years as Director of Choral Music at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School. There she conducted an 80-voice concert choir, a vocal jazz ensemble and the Comp. Chamber Singers. In 2010, the Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the Association of Canadian Choral Community’s convention held in Saskatoon, and in 2007 performed at Festival 500 in Newfoundland.

 

In addition, the choir presented Showcase Concerts at the Rocky Mountain Festival and won awards at Music Fest Canada and the Heritage Music Festival. Marcia was the founding director of the Swift Current Children’s Choir and conducted the choir for 12 years. Active at the provincial level, Marcia serves on the board of the Swift Current Music Festival and is a member of the Sask Choral Federation. She served as President of the Sask Choral Federation for 4 years and has just completed her term on the board. Ms McLean was guest conductor of the Sask. Choral Federation choir camp in the summer of 2011 and on numerous occasions, served as vocal coach at the SCF summer camps. In 2004, Mrs. McLean was awarded the “Pro Musica Award” by the Sask. Choral Federation for outstanding service in the choral community. In 2001, she received the “Paul Harris Fellowship” from the Swift Current Rotary Club for outstanding leadership and community work with young people.

Prior to teaching in Swift Current, Marcia taught music and choir at Esterhazy High School for 12 years, conducting both vocal jazz and concert choir. Mrs. McLean received her Bachelor of Music at Brandon University.

Marcia McLean is currently the artistic director of the Swift Current Oratorio Choir and an adult chamber choir, Prairie Spirit. She teaches private voice lessons, gives choral workshops and adjudicates. Now retired, Mrs. McLean was Director of Choral Music at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School where she conducted an 80-voice concert choir, a vocal jazz ensemble and the Comprehensive Chamber Singers. She was the founding director of the Swift Current Children’s Choir and conducted the choir for 12 years.

Marcia served on the Board of SCF, including President and serves on the board of the Swift Current Music Festival. She has been guest conductor and vocal coach at SCF’s choir camps. As well, she has conducted the U of R’s summer choir camp for children. Mrs. McLean received her B.Mus. at Brandon University.