Colleen Clark

Colleen Clark is multifaceted as a musician, composer, and teacher. Colleen Clark’s first album (all tracks written by Clark), “Introducing Colleen Clark”, was released at NYC’s “The Cutting Room.” Gordon Stout, a world-class musician, composer, mentor, and friend, produced the album. Brian Dozoretz, a 10-time Grammy Award nominee/winner was responsible for the album’s engineering, mixing and mastering. Clark has had the honor of performing on some of New York’s most prestigious stages, including Sounds of Brazil and Birdland Jazz Club, 92Y and The Iridium. Clark has appeared live on Fox News Network as well as at the Jazz Educator’s Network Conference, where she was joined by Bria Skonberg and Wycliffe Gordon. Clark has performed with many artists, including Chuck Israels and Rolando Morales–Matos. Helen Sung, Gilad Hekselman. Young-Joo song, Sharel Cassity. Sharel Cassity. Wycliffe Gordon. Ulysses Owens Jr. Glenn Zaleski. Ithaca College recently commissioned Clark to orchestrate her own “Pyrotechnics”, for Jazz Quartet and Concert Band. Clark’s New York-based band joined the Concert Band for the premiere. Millersville University also asked Clark to compose a new drum set concerto for percussion ensemble. She performed and premiered it at the college. Clark’s Concerto for Vibraphone will premiere in April 2015. Clark was a member of Ithaca College’s Percussion Ensemble, and taught a private studio. Colleen is proud to be a member of the New York Pops Education Program. She performs jazz master-classes for children in the Bronx. Clark is a strong supporter of Percussive Arts Society. She has also been a clinician at their “Days of Percussion”, in different locations. Clark is a graduate of SUNY Purchase, where she earned her master’s degree. She also studied with John Riley. Clark, a drummer-set and cajon player, has been on numerous international tours, including in Costa Rica, Czech Republic, and Austria. In January 2014, she completed a tour through Panama and Costa Rica where she presented her first work for Wind Ensemble u0026 Drum-set. from

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