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Jean McClelland
Voice, Breathing and the Alexander Technique

Biography

Jean McClelland is a renowned teacher of voice and the Alexander Technique. She received her B.A. from Vassar College, did graduate study at Boston University in opera and voice performance, and is certified by AmSAT and ACAT as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has studied extensively at the Carl Stough Institute for Breathing Coordination, Psychosynthesis Institute of New York, and the Michael Chekhov Studio. As a performer, she has appeared in the Broadway production of Camelot and has played leading roles in numerous musicals and operas including The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Show Boat, The Marriage of Figaro, A Little Night Music, The Pirates of Penzance, Silk Stockings, The Boy Friend, and The Gondoliers.

In addition to private teaching, Jean has been a member of the faculty of the New York Open Center since 1986. She has given workshops at drama and music schools, universities, and holistic learning centers throughout the country including New York University, Vassar College, Rutgers University, William Paterson University, Stevens Institute, Rowe Conference Center, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, the Community Music Center of Boston, and the Association of Voice Pathologists. Her students have included leading performers of the Broadway and off-Broadway stage as well as opera, film and television.

Jean continues to perform in concert with her husband, pianist and composer Bill McClelland. Here is a link to their site along with sound samples from their recent recording, At Long Last Love, classics from the great American songbook: Jean and Bill McClelland.

Click here for performance photos from Jean's operatic and musical theater productions.

Click here for a pdf of Jean's resumé.

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