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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
December 3, 2016
Canadian Excellence

James McLean

Contract Academic Staff; Voice

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Office Location: A419/A433


James McLean’s singing encompasses a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in opera, concert and in recital.

Across Canada he has sung with major organizations including the Toronto Symphony, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Ottawa Choral Society and Calgary Philharmonic.

In 1983, James launched his European career and made Germany his home for over 20 years. He was first lyric tenor of the opera houses in, Nurnberg and Essen while performing throughout Germany and Europe.

James was Associate Professor at the Folkwang University in Essen and has given Master Classes on song interpretation in Canada, Germany and Italy.