EDUCATION: MM Composition, 1969, Indiana University; BME Music Ed.1965: Lowell (Mass.) University; Bach. of Ele. Education, 1963: Fitchburg State College, Mass.
TEACHING: 1985: Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; 1975-76: Composer-in-Residence at the Electronic Music Center, Indiana University at South Bend, Ind., 1973-76. Associ. Lecturer: St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.1971-73 (theory, piano): Assoc. Lecturer: Indiana University at Kokomo, Ind. 1968-69 (Theory). Art and Music Specialist in the Mishawaka Public Schools, Mishawaka, IN, 1969-70; Choral Instructor at John Adams High School, South Bend, IN, 1965-66: Specialist in Vocal and Instrumental Music: Munroe and Adams Schools, Lexington, Mass.
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS: 2004: American Music Center Composer Award; 2003: Patricia and Jerry Mangione Fellow for MacDowell Colony Residency. 1997: Asian Cultural Council (Residency with Asian Composers League in Manila, Philippines), Virgil Thompson Fnd. for CRI recording, 1996: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Research Grant, 1990:Commission from Women's Philharmonic; 1989: International Comp-osers Rostrum: One of three U.S. composers chosen for international broadcast (1989-90) of VOICES OF THE WILD, Mvt. 1 (Printemps) Rites, for Electronic Soloist and Orchestra; 1989, 1988, 1984, 1975: American Music Center Music Copying Awards; 1988: Winner of the 17th Sigvald Thompson (National) Orchestral Composition Competition: A MAGIC DWELLS for Orchestra and Tape; 1988: Commission from the Bennington County Choral Society: for IN CELEBRATION, for Chorus, Tape, and Solo Percussionist; 1986-87: National Endowment for the Arts Composer Grant; 1987: Leighton Artist Colony, Banff, Alberta Fellowship; 1986, 1984, 1981, 1979: MacDowell Colony Fellowships; 1985: Yellow Springs (Pa.) Institute. Composer Residency with the Relache Ensemble; 1984: Charles Ives Center for American Music Composer Residency with the Pittsburg New Music Ensemble; 1982-83: National Endowment for the Arts Composer Grant; 1983: Composer Residency at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 1981: Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music Travel Grant; 1980: National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Grant; 1979: National Endowment for the Arts Composer Grant; 1979: Guest Composer at the Gaudeamus Musiekweek (New Music) Festival,Holland; 1977: Guest Composer at the InterAmerican Music Festival with the Louisville Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Wash. D.C. (The work performed, VARIATIONS & MOZAICS ON A THEME OF STRAVINSKY, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1977; 1975: Guest Composer at the Indiana State University National Orchestral Symposium with the Indianapolis Symphony; 1975: Commission from the Indiana University at South Bend Choral Society.
ADMINISTRATIVE: Executive Comm. of Society of Composers, 1979-83. Co-director of "Radiofest - New American Music Radio Series I and II" (NEA Media Arts Grant) and ASUC Music Scores/Recordings, '79-83.
MAJOR ARTICLES AND BIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS: WOMEN COMPOSERS AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY IN THE UNITED STATES by Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, 2006, Ashgate Pub., pp. 62-68. BAKERS BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1996, '89. INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN MUSIC AND MUSICIANS' DIRECTORY:10th-14th Ed., International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England,1984,'87,'94. THE NEW GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC, Ed. by Barbara Petersen, Lesley A. Wright, 2000, 1994. Reprint of "Fire and Ice: A Query" by Priscilla McLean, printed in ON THE WIRES OF OUR NERVES: THE ART OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC (book) by Robin J. Heifetz, 1990. "PRISCILLA McLEAN", WOMEN COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, AND MUSICIANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: SELECTED BIOGRAPHIES, Vol. III by Jane Weiner LePage, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ & London, 1988, pp.128-146. INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WOMEN COMPOSERS, A.J. Cohen, Editor. New York, NY, 1981, 1985. "Barton and Priscilla McLean", chap."Artists of Electronic Music", Tom Darter, Ed. THE ART OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC, Quill/A Keyboard Book, NY, 1984. INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC by Joseph Machlis, Third Ed. W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY. 1984. WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN MUSIC, Carol Borland, Editor. Jacques Cattell Press, Tempe, AZ ,1983. THE ELECTRONIC ARTS OF SOUND AND LIGHT by Ronald Pellegrino, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. New York, Cincinnati, Toronto, London, Melbourne, 1983. P. McLean articles: SEAMUS JOURNAL , Vol. 8#2, 10/93. MUSICAL AMERICA MAGAZINE, New York, NY. 4/85,3/82, 10/81. PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, Seattle, WA, Fall '81/Spring/1'82, Vol. 20, Fall/Winter 1978, Vol. 16/1. WIKIPEDIA: Current entry.
RECORDINGS (DISCOGRAPHY): 2012 CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 3249: XAKAALAWE/FLOWING, THE EYE OF SPRING. 2007 EM RECORDS EM 1060CD: INVISIBLE CHARIOTS, ANGELS OF DELIRIUM. *1999 Capstone CD: FANTASIES FOR ADULTS AND OTHER CHILDREN, IN THE BEGINNING, WILDERNESS, SAGE SONGS OF LIFE AND THYME. 1997 CRI CD: INVISIBLE CHARIOTS, NIGHT IMAGES, DANCE OF DAWN. *1996, CAPSTONE CD THE INNER UNIVERSE, WHERE THE WILD GEESE GO. *'95 CAPSTONE CD: WILDERNESS, DANCE OF SHIVA. *'94 CAPSTONE CD: RAINFOREST IMAGES, ON WINGS OF SONG. MLC PUBLICATIONS: Cassette:"In Wilderness is the Preservation of the World": INVOCATION, ON WINGS OF SONG, and O BEAUTIFUL SUBURBIA!. Vinyl: OPUS ONE RECORDS, No. 96: BENEATH THE HORIZON III, "Salt Canyons" from The INNER UNIVERSE. *FOLKWAYS RECORDS, FPX 60503: NIGHT IMAGES, INVISIBLE CHARIOTS, Mvt.1. *FOLKWAYS RECORDS, FTS 33450: INVISIBLE CHARIOTS. LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA FIRST EDITION RECORDS, LS 762: VARIATIONS & MOZAICS ON A THEME OF STRAVINSKY. ADVANCE RECORDINGS, FGR 19S: INTERPLANES. COMPOSERS RECORDINGS, INC.,CRI SD 335: DANCE OF DAWN
*Capstone CDs now Ravello/Naxos. Folkways Records now Smithsonian CDs.
DVDs (DISCOGRAPHY): All from MLC Publications, 2009-11: 1.THE McLEANS MIX THREE--THREE COLLABORATIONS: MILLing in the ENNIUM, JAMBORI RIMBA, NATURAL ENERGY (all 3 in collaboration with Barton McLean). 2. McLEAN MIX LIVE: IN THE BEGINNING, WILDERNESS. 3. SYMPHONY OF SEASONS: JEWELS OF JANUARY, THE EYE OF SPRING, JULY DANCE, AUTUMN REQUIEM (the last in collaboration with Barton McLean). 4. CRIES AND ECHOES DVD: CAVERNS OF DARKNESS, RINGS OF LIGHT, DESERT VOICES, CRIES & ECHOES, XAKAALAWE/FLOWING. 5. 2012: PETER'S PEOPLE— CREATING THE DREAM (Video by Priscilla McLean): A Portrait of Eight Artists and Musicians Living in Petersburgh (NY State Arts Council Grant), Music Compilation by Barton McLean.
Youtube videos: This is an entry point for Priscilla's extensive collection of Youtube videos on her Youtube Playlist.
Priscilla McLean: Professional Resume