Feb. 23, 2009
-- Dr. Calvin Andre McClinton is the executive director of The McClinton Foundation and the artistic director of the McClinton Center for the Performing Arts at Golden Arrow Plaza. These organizations are dedicated to the promotion and support of musical theatre and theatre arts in Central and Eastern Europe, and the United States of America. Through scholarships, artist exchanges, international festivals, workshops, seminars and conferences, the McClinton Foundation enables artists to develop professional skills in performance, technical theatre arts, and theatre management. Since 2004, Dr. McClinton has been depended on to maintain and oversee all of the administrative operations, and to provide direction and vision for the organization’
s progression and growth. He is an expert on choral and vocal music, opera, musical theatre, and African-American theatre, and is well known for his exemplary contributions to the arts over the past three decades. Dr. McClinton is a celebrated performer and director who worked on such notable projects as The Sound of Music, Threepenny Opera, Carmen, Cabaret, Show Boat, The Piano Lesson, Mark Twain, Eubie, Ain’t Misbehavin, and Little Shop of Horrors. He is also the author of The Work of Vinnette Carroll: An African American Theatre Artist, and a contributor to Essays in African American Biographies, and lectures on cultural transformation in theatrical forms. Dr. McClinton completed his undergraduate training at Westminster Choir College at Rider University at Princeton, his graduate studies at Trenton State University, and earned his doctorate from Wayne State University. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and served as adjunct and assistant/associate professor at Wayne State University, Kalamazoo College, Kent State University, University of Bucharest, Korean National University of Arts, and Howard University. Dr. McClinton compliments his impressive array of professional, artistic, and academic achievements with numerous and notable personal undertakings. He is active within the community, supports the Salvation Army, H.O.P.E, Total Action Against Poverty, NAACP, and a slew of other charities. Dr. McClinton enjoys his free time by camping, wood crafting, reading industry journals such as Opera News, American Theatre, Theatre Week, Black Enterprise, and is an avid antique car enthusiast, and culinary arts devotee.
In recognition of an exceptional career as executive director of The McClinton Foundation and the artistic director of the McClinton Center for the Performing Arts at Golden Arrow Plaza, Dr. Calvin Andre McClinton, is being included in the 2009/2010 Princeton Premier Registry alongside the most prominent business leaders and professionals of every industry, from around the globe.
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