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Adam Kluck

Director of Vocal Ensembles, Assistant Professor of Music

Contact Information

Moss Performing Arts Center 126

970.248.1457

akluck@coloradomesa.edu

Education

DMA, Choral Conduction: University of Wisconsin- Madison
MM, Choral Conducting: University of Northern Colorado
BME, Piano: University of Northern Colorado 

Biography

Adam Kluck, DMA, teaches Men's Choir, Vocal Chords and Vocal Arts Ensemble. Additionally, he teaches Advanced Choral Conducting, Teaching Special Ensembles, Choral Methods and Choral Literature. His philosophy in the choral rehearsal is centered around trust, vulnerability and using music to explore the human experience. 

Kluck's dissertation was on James MacMillan's Strathclyde Motets, and his current research interests include the choral music of Dmitri Bortniansky, Robert Carver and James MacMillan. He is also engaged in research centered on the academic education of singers and the current state of regional chorus employment opportunities for singers and conductors.

He has experience conducting at all levels of ensembles and was invited as one of five conductors worldwide to participate in a week-long intensive conducting symposium with two professional choirs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2015.

As for his teaching style, he is always looking for texts that are relevant to us today, and the best composers at setting those texts. Exploring and sharing music with each other is a way for us to engage in face-to-face, meaningful human interaction that we just do not experience anywhere else. Most of all, he values the pursuit of excellence in music for its own sake. 

Published Work

James MacMillan's Strathclyde Motets - article published in Anacrusis, the official publication of Choral Canada. 

James MacMillan's Strathclyde Motets - poster presentation at the National ACDA Convention, March 2017