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Accordionist, pianist, and composer Jeremiah McLane lives in Sharon, Vermont. He was born and raised in Hanover, New Hampshire, and after spending formative years at school in France, he continued studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cornish institute of Allied Arts, Dartmouth College, the Universities of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he completed his Master's in Contemporary Improvisation. He has appeared at the Carrefour Mondiale de l'Accordeon in Montmagny, Quebec, the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, the Picolo Spoleto Festival, the Moab Music Festival, the St. Chartiers Festival (France), the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Birmingham City Stages, the Sidmouth Festival (England), Old Songs Festival, the Champlain Valley Festival, and the Festival Memoires et Racines (Quebec).
He has composed music for theatre and film, including Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", and the soundtracks for Vermont films "My Mother's Early Lovers", and "Family Diary". He has received numerous grants and awards including the Ontario Center for the Performing Arts Meet the Composer Award, and the Vermont Council on the Arts Creation of New Work Grant. He has released eight CDs, and his second solo recording, Smile When You're Ready, was nominated by National Public Radio in their "favorite picks" of 1996. His fifth release, Hummingbird, received the French music magazine "Trad Mag" BRAVO award for 2003.
Jeremiah has been on staff at the Augusta Heritage Arts Center, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins WV; Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Workshop, SUNY Field Campus, Ashokan, NY; Pinewoods CDSS Camp, Plymouth, MA; and the Swananoah Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Black Mountain, NC. He has been composer in residence at schools in Vermont since 1998, including Woodstock Union High School and The Sharon Academy. He is currently adjunct faculty at The State University of New York in Plattsburgh. Jeremiah performs with regularly with Le Bon Vent, Nightingale and The Clayfoot Strutters, throughout the United States and Europe.
Office: Myers Fine Arts 314A
Phone: (518) 564-2487.