- Clare Maclean
- Born: 1958
- Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer
Her writing style… often uses modal tonalities and contrapuntal textures.
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.
Clare 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. Clare has also 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 teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
2012, Australian Art Music Award for vocal music, for the Osanna Mass.
Composer-in-residence with the St Louis Chamber Chorus (Missouri) from 2006 to 2011.