Andrew Clark is the Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University. He serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and teaches courses in conducting and music theory in the Department of Music. He has lead Harvard’s Holden Choruses in performances at the Kennedy Center, cathedrals in Salzburg and Vienna, and throughout Germany and the United States. Professor Clark developed several Harvard residencies with distinguished conductors and ensembles, and conducted the Boston premiere of John Adams’ Pulitzer-Prize winning work, On the Transmigration of Souls with the composer present last spring. His first studio recording with the Holden Choruses, featuring the choral music of Ross Lee Finney, will be released in 2012.
Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Mr. Clark was Artistic Director of the Providence Singers, an award-winning choral arts organization, and served as Director of Choral Activities at Tufts University for seven years. He previously held conducting posts with the Worcester Chorus, Opera Boston, the Boston Pops Esplanade Chorus, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the chorus of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
He has commissioned numerous composers and conducted 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).
Mr. Clark has led ensembles in prominent venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and throughout Europe and North America. He has collaborated with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Pittsburgh and New Haven Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Stephen Sondheim, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Trinity Wall Street Choir, the Kronos Quartet, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.