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As a percussionist and composer, Clark Hubbard is establishing his identity as an artist by fusing his classical, contemporary, and pop/rock backgrounds. A frequent collaborator and advocate for new music, Clark has been involved in over a dozen premieres of new works by other composers. Originally from Lancaster, Ohio music has allowed Clark to perform across the globe from Colombia to Denmark.
Clark received his Bachelors in Music from Vanderbilt University in 2018. While there, Clark performed regularly with the Vanderbilt Percussion Group, Blair Big Band, Vanderbilt Orchestra and Wind Symphony, the Eschaton New Music Ensemble, and GreeneShark Duo (with Rashaad Greene). Clark has also performed alongside Chatterbird, Dynamo, and Sō Percussion among many others.
In 2018, Clark attended the Cortona Sessions for New Music as a composition fellow where he won the Iron Composer competition with his pieces “Love” and “No Wine For You,” and won the Duo Cortona composition competition with his piece “Run.” Clark has released recordings for several of his works for chamber groups and soloists as well as a handful of electronic music albums. His most recent project, Thesaurus, is set to be released in 2019.
Clark is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Michigan, where he studies with Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle. He received his Bachelors in Music at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music Performance in 2018 where he studied percussion with Ji Hye Jung, William Wiggins, Lee Vinson, steel pan and world percussion with Mat Britain, drum kit with Derrek Phillips, and composition with Stan Link, Michael Slayton, Michael Kurek, and Ryan Middagh. In 2016, Clark traveled to Denmark to study at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (Royal Danish Academy of Music) with Johan Bridger, Per Jensen, and René Mathiesen.