A dedicated teacher as well as performer, Dr. McClung has taught classes and private students at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Texas A&M University – College Station and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He has performed coachings, clinics and masterclasses for colleges and high schools around the country. For three years, he was the director of the education ensemble of the percussion section of the Honolulu Symphony, which performs for public school students throughout the state. As a Brown Scholar, Dr. McClung was the founder and first teacher of the Mini-Maestros program, a music-and-movement class for young people given through the Shepherd School of Music's preparatory program at Rice University. As a founding member and director of the educational ensemble Strike 3 Percussion, McClung developed several innovative and interactive musical programs that were performed at schools and other venues for thousands of school children in the Houston area.
Dr. McClung also serves as a mentor at the Hot Springs Music Festival, where he gives private instruction, leads master classes, and coaches and performs with the percussion section of the festival orchestra. His students have come from internationally-renowned music schools like the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College, the University of Michigan, Rice University, Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin, DePaul University, and the University of Maryland. Several of his former students have gone on to win principal positions in professional orchestras around the country.