Clair Neamand-former Director

Clair Neamand
Clair Neamand

Clair Neamand. A graduate of Whitehall High School, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Music Education Degree from West Chester University of PA. He has completed additional studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, East Stroudsburg University, Susquehanna University and Villanova University of PA.

Now retired, Mr. Neamand was the General Music Teacher and Choral Director of Springhouse Junior High School of the Parkland School District in Orefield, PA from 1971-1988. He was the Choral Director at Parkland High School, from 1988 -2007 where his choirs have won numerous awards, including  performances at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Florida and at the National Music Clinic in Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. Neamand was also Chorale Director at Allentown College St. Francis de Sales from 1984-1987. During the summer of 1996 he toured the countries of Austria, Hungary, and Germany conducting the Parkland High School Chorale in numerous performances. The PHS Chorale also toured China in the summer of 2005 where they performed on the Great Wall. Mr. Neamand served as Secretary/Treasurer of District 10 and State Chairman of Music In Our Schools Month for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. He also worked as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, NJ. He received a Citation of Excellence for a Middle/Junior High Music Teacher in District 10 PMEA in 1985, and again in 2006 for High School music. He has been a guest conductor of Festival Choruses throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Clair Neamand  is married to his college sweetheart Kathleen. They have four Children, Kirsten, Christopher, Craig and Kara and one grandson, Ayden. His hobbies include boating, disc golf, skiing and traveling.