School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Dr. Clelyn Chapin serves as the Associate Director of Choirs at University of Northern Colorado. As a clinician and presenter throughout the country, she focuses on a combination of rehearsal practices and leadership strategies that promote artistic singing and community building within ensembles. In addition to her work at UNC, Clelyn serves the Artistic Director for the Denver Women’s Chorus, a 140-voice choir founded for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on social justice.
Before beginning at UNC, Clelyn spent 14 years teaching and conducting secondary, collegiate, and community ensembles in Texas, Colorado, and Michigan. Her choirs have been invited to perform at state conferences and she frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician for choral festivals. She completed her doctorate in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University where she studied with Dr. David Rayl and Dr. Sandra Snow, and graduated with a Masters in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado.