Clare Maclean : Represented Artist
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Clare Maclean was born in New Zealand in 1958. She studied composition with Gillian Bibby in Wellington, New Zealand, and with Peter Sculthorpe and Bruce Crossman in Sydney. As a student she began singing with the Sydney Chamber Choir, and this experience, particularly with the Renaissance repertoire, influenced her writing style, which often uses modal tonalities and contrapuntal textures.
Maclean has written a number of pieces for the Sydney Chamber Choir, including the Osanna Mass, recorded on the Osanna CD, the second CD of her music by the choir on the Tall Poppies label. In 2012, this work won the Australian Art Music Award for vocal music. She has been commissioned by ensembles in Australia and overseas, and was composer-in-residence with the St Louis Chamber Chorus (Missouri) from 2006 to 2011. She has represented Australia in ISCM World Music days and Asian Composers League festivals. She teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Clare Maclean — current to September 2018
Awards & Prizes
|2012||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral||Winner||Osanna mass|
||A seagull's shadow : tenor voice with piano (2018)||Commissioned by Diana Blom, Kevin Hanrahan.|
|Above the water : for SSAATTBB choir (2015)||Commissioned by the Sydney Chamber choir for their 40th anniversary, and sponsored by Noel Keen.|
|That I did always love : unaccompanied chorus, SATB SATB (2015)||Commissioned for the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus (Philip Barnes, Artistic Director) by Erin Hammond and Orin Johnson in celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary|
|This is a poem for autumn : soprano and string quartet (2014)||Commissioned by Ensemble Ruspoli.|
|Talismans : SATBarB choir (2014)||Commissioned by National Youth Choir of Australia.|
|Distance (low voice with piano) (2013)||Commissioned for the Australian Art Song for Low Voice project.|