Dr. Lauren Schack Clark
Professor of Piano
Director of Keyboard Studies
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC GRADUATE STUDIES
Arkansas State UniversitY
Lauren Schack Clark has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and Europe, and in autumn 2015, played a concert tour of four cities in China with violinist Sarah Jones-Hayes. She recently joined the faculty of the Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Germany. Solo performances have included recitals in Italy, at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and at Dickinson College, PA. She has collaborated with faculty members of over 20 universities throughout the world, including the Vienna Konservatorium, Eastman School of Music, and the University of Michigan, and with principal symphonic players from such ensembles as the Boston Symphony, Slovenian Radio Symphony, and Cincinnati Orchestra. She has concertized in Paris at the Institute for Advanced Vocal Study and French Piano Institute, and at Cork School of Music, Ireland.
Dr. Clark has performed at the International Double Reed, Tuba/Euphonium, and Trumpet Guild Conferences. She has presented at the World Piano Conference and the MTNA National Conference, and at state music teachers conferences in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. She will present at the Texas Music Teachers Association Conference in 2016. Dr. Clark is very active in MTNA. She was awarded the distinction of becoming an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2015. She is the MTNA South Central Division Competition Chair and Young Artist/Chamber Music Competition Coordinator for Arkansas. She was President of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association from 2009-2011. She holds a DMA from Boston University, a Master's from Northwestern, a Graduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and a Bachelor’s from the Hartt School of Music. Her principle piano teachers were Raymond Hanson, Eda Mazo-Shlyam, Deborah Sobol, and Thomas Stumpf, and her major pedagogy teachers were Frances Larimer and Elvina Pearce. Dr. Clark has recorded on the Centaur, Vienna Modern Masters, Emeritus, and Mark Records labels, and her book, Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique, 2nd ed., is co-authored with Brian Henkelmann. Dr. Clark is Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, and Director of Music Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University.