Andrew Clark is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University. He leads the Holden Choral Program of nearly 500 singers and six faculty-directed choruses and serves as conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Clark teaches courses in conducting and music theory.
Clark is also Artistic Director of the Providence Singers, an award-winning choral arts organization earning critical praise for compelling and innovative concerts, dynamic community engagement programs, and distinctive organizational partnerships.
An advocate for the music of our time, Clark has commissioned numerous composers, conducting important contemporary and rarely heard pieces as well as regular performances of choral-orchestral masterworks. His choirs have been hailed as “first rate” (Boston Globe) “cohesive and exciting,” (Opera News) and “beautifully blended,” (Providence Journal) achieving performances of “passion, conviction, adrenalin, [and] coherence.” (Worcester Telegram)
Clark conducted the Providence Singers and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in two critically acclaimed commercial recordings of seminal and neglected American works: Lukas Foss’s cantata, The Prairie, and Dominick Argento’s oratorio, Jonah and the Whale. In 2007, the Providence Singers was selected from a national pool to produce one of seven National Endowment for the Arts “American Masterpieces: Choral Music” festivals.
Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Clark was Director of Choral Activities at Tufts University, and previously served as Music Director of the Worcester Chorus, Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor of Opera Boston, Associate Conductor of the Boston Pops Esplanade Chorus, and Assistant Conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the chorus of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Clark has led ensembles in prominent venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Stephansdom in Vienna, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Mechanics Hall, and throughout Europe and North America. He has collaborated with the Pittsburgh and New Haven Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet, among others, and has performed on NBC’s “Today” show.
Clark holds degrees from Wake Forest and Carnegie Mellon Universities, having studied with Grammy-award winning conductor Robert Page, and is completing doctoral coursework at Boston University with Professor Ann Howard Jones. He has been recognized by Chorus America as one of our country’s most promising conductors and is a member of the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.