Brunella Clerici carried out her musical studies at Milan’s “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory, graduating in Choral Music and Choral Conducting with M. Bernardino Streito, Composition with M. Niccolò Castiglioni, Piano with M. Vittorio De Col.
In 1984 she completed her high school studies with a pedagogy degree at the Como’s “Istituto Magistrale T. Ciceri” (Institute of Teacher Training).
From ’89 to ’95 she performed in concerts as a pianist as a part of her chamber music studies and interests.
In her post-graduation studies of central importance were the seminars at the Z. Kodaly Academies of Kecskemét (Hu) and Cuneo; other relevant seminars on Choral Conducting held by professors J. Jùrgens, B. Streito, N. Conci.
Since 2001 she teaches and conducts children Choirs at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana”. Currently she conducts the children Choir “Clairière” and coordinates the choral activities as part of the music training program for children from 6 years onwards.
She coordinates the music theory programs ‘Cantar Leggendo’ for children aged 6 to 11.
Since 2003 she teaches the course ‘Didattica delle Voci Bianche’. The course is aimed at Music Education Teachers of the primary schools; it is also designed as a post-graduation course for music professional passionate in Children Choirs conducting. The program theoretical basis is enriched by several training sessions where the trainee have the chance to direct the “Clairière” choir of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.
In her teaching and conducting experience at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Brunella Clerici could combine her passion for choral singing with the care for children pedagogy and education. The “Clairière” Choir and the preparatory courses have trained more than 300 children in choral singing. Currently the “Clairière” Choir has 46 singers.