Dr. Antoine T. Clark received his Bachelor of Music in Music Ed., from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Ohio State University.
He has participated in music festivals both nationally and internationally. These include the Opera Thearte and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy; the Barga Opera Festival of Barga, Italy; the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Charlottesville, VA; and the Gateways Music Festival, Rochester, NY. His orchestral experience includes Principal Clarinetist of the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Principal Clarinetist of the Dearborn Symphony in Dearborn, MI., and Principal Clarinetist of the Ash Lawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville, VA. He has performed with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Harlem Symphony, the Soulful Symphony, the Sphinx Symphony, the Central Ohio Symphony, the New Albany Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, the Heisey Wind Ensemble and the Westerville Symphony in Westerville, OH.
Dr. Clark has performed and recorded with the Gateway Chamber Ensemble, which comprises faculty of Austin Peay State University and members of the Nashville Symphony. The ensemble released a CD on Summit Records entitled Wind Serenades, on which he is performing the principal basset horn part to Mozart’s Serenade in Bb (Gran Partita). The recording was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.
Previous academic appointments include Interim Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Wayne State College, Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Randolph College, and Choral/Band Director/Musical Theater Director at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Clark is currently a Clarinet Instructor at Camp Encore-Coda, Adjunct Instructor of Woodwinds at Kenyon College and Adjunct of Instructor of Clarinet at Denison University.