After a nationwide search, Dr. bruce d. mcclung will become the inaugural dean of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) on July 14, 2019.
Dr. mcclung is currently head of the division of composition, musicology, and theory at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He served as interim dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music at the College-Conservatory of Music for two years.
An American music scholar, Dr. mcclung’s book, “Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical” (Oxford University Press) won an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award, the Kurt Weill Prize, and the Musical Library Association’s George Freedley Memorial Award – Special Jury Prize. Last year, his co-edited critical edition of “Lady in the Dark” was published as part of the Kurt Weill Edition. The Society for American Music presented Dr. mcclung with its Lifetime Service Award in 2018. At the University of Cincinnati, Dr. mcclung received the Mrs. A. B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Distinguished Excellence in Teaching and the Graduate School’s Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award, and was elected to the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. mcclung holds a baccalaureate degree from the New England Conservatory and a PhD in musicology from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.
As the premier, most comprehensive, and largest set of visual and performing arts programs in North Carolina, UNCG’s CVPA comprises the School of Art, School of Dance, School of Music, and the School of Theatre, as well as the Arts Administration program.
Dr. mcclung will serve as the first dean hired into the new CVPA, following Dr. Peter Alexander’s service as founding dean.
Provost Dana Dunn said she looks forward to welcoming Dr. mcclung to UNCG and to the Triad arts community.
“I would also like to express thanks to the search committee for their outstanding work to help us select a new Dean,” Dunn said. “Finally, thanks are due to Dr. Lawrence Jenkens, who stepped into the role of interim dean in January of this year.”
Photography courtesy of bruce d. mcclung