Craig McClelland spent the last few decades playing music anywhere he could. From improv duos to symphony orchestras, performing in dive bars and concert halls, Craig has made music that has both entertained and challenged audiences.
A professional musician (bass, guitar, ukulele, and tuba) and instructor with over 30 years’ experience, Craig studied bass at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles and has a BA in Music from the University of New Mexico and a MA in Humanities from California State University-Dominguez Hills. In addition to teaching and theatre work, Craig can be seen around the country in such diverse musical ensembles as the Vespus Marimba Band, Sukey Jump Band, Crossing 32nd Street, Links Ensemble, The Gazebo Guys, and America’s only heavy-metal vaudeville troupe, Skumbaag. In 2012, Skumbaag was chosen as Ensemble in Residence for the University of New Mexico International Composers Symposium, featuring a wide range of his music, including selections from his original musical, The Lubbock Lights.
At present, Craig is in the process of recording his first ukulele CD with hopes of a Winter 2018 release. When not recording, he continues to visit music stores and ukulele clubs whenever and wherever he can. For more info be sure to sign up to our mailing list! Thanks!