bruce mcclung

bruce d. mcclung, PhD

  • Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music Bldg. 220G
  • [email protected]
  • 336-334-5889

bruce d. mcclung is Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is the most comprehensive set of arts programs in the UNC System and one of the largest in the Southeast with Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. With thirty-one years’ experience in higher education including six years as a dean, Dean mcclung has held academic appointments at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and UNCG. At the University of Cincinnati, he received the A. B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Distinguished Excellence in Teaching and the Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award and was elected to the University’s Academy for Fellows of Teaching and Learning. He has staffed leadership training programs for fifteen years and led seven-figure fundraising for CVPA, CCM, and the Society for American Music. 

Dean mcclung is the author of Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical  published by Oxford University Press, which received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, the Kurt Weill Prize, and the George Freedley Memorial Award’s Special Jury Prize. He is co-editor of the two-volume critical edition of Lady in the Dark for the Kurt Weill Edition and served as the musical and textual consultant for the Royal National Theatre’s production of that musical play. He received an American Musicological Society Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award, and a Lifetime Service Award from the Society of American Music. Dean mcclung holds a PhD in musicology, a Master of Arts (MA) in musicology, and a Master of Music (MM) in organ performance and literature from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music; and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in organ performance from the New England Conservatory.