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Adam Kluck, Assistant Director of Choirs

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Adam Kluck, Assistant Director of Choirs

School of Performing Arts
155 Squires Student Center, 290 College Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24061

Adam Kluck has conducted choirs from high school to professional ensembles throughout the country and internationally, including Canada, Colombia, and France. He also has over twenty years of experience as a professional collaborative pianist. At the collegiate level, Kluck has directed programs in Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He has written articles on the music of James MacMillan and on music literacy in the choral classroom. Kluck is currently working on a critical edition of Margaret Bonds' masterpiece cantata, "Ballad of the Brown King."

  • Choral music of James MacMillan
  • Choral music of Dmitri Bortniansky
  • Margaret Bonds’ “Ballad of the Brown King”
  • Music literacy in the choral classroom
  • Choral conducting pedagogy
  • DMA in Choral Conducting, University of Wisconsin, 2015
  • MM in Choral Conducting, University of Northern Colorado, 2011
  • BME in Instrumental Music Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2008
  • Anti-Racism Task Force, founding member, Colorado ACDA
  • Youth and Student Activities Chair, Colorado ACDA state board
  • Faculty Senator, Colorado Mesa University
  • Member, ACDA
  • Member, NCCO
  • Past member, Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Lorna Wendt Distinguished Choral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin
  • Conductor, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Elora Festival Singers Symposium
  • Journal articles
    James MacMillan’s Strathclyde Motets, "Anacrusis," September 2017
    The Music Literacy Conundrum, "Choral Journal," September 2020
  • Other creative works
    Madison Chamber Choir 2013-2014 season
    Western Colorado Choral 2021-2022 season “Horizons”
    Interest session: “Your New Warm-Up (non-) Routine”
    Poster session: James MacMillan’s Strathclyde Motets