• Professor of Piano
  • Director of Keyboard Studies
  • Director of Music Graduate Studies
  • Arkansas State University
  • 870-680-8029  
  • lsclark@astate.edu

Lauren Schack Clark has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Europe, and China.  In October 2017, she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the New York Classical Players.  In August 2019, she will be on the faculty of the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.  She has collaborated with faculty members of over twenty 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, and at the American Viola Society Conference.  She has presented at the World Piano Conference and the MTNA National Conference, and at several state music teachers conferences. 

She was awarded the distinction of becoming an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2015.  She served as the MTNA South Central Division Competition Chair and is currently the Chair for Arkansas. She was President of 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 Shlyam, Deborah Sobol, and Thomas Stumpf.  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.  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, and has taught at the Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Germany. 

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