FACULTY 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Cellist Dr. Jamie Clark of Boulder, Colorado has been praised for her sensitive, imaginative, and colorful sense of artistry. She has concertized throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia as a recitalist and a chamber musician. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Boston's Jordan Hall, Eastman's Kodak Hall, New York City's American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

 

As a chamber musician, Dr. Clark has had the opportunity to work with members of the Takács, Cleveland, Juilliard, Ying, Borromeo, Cavani, and Malibran Quartets, and individuals including Máte' Szücs of the Berlin Philharmonic, Kim Kashkashian, Carol Rodland, and Oleh Krysa. She has also had the opportunity to study with such distinguished musicians as Ralph Kirshbaum, Pieter Wispelwey, Gary Hoffman, Lluis Claret, and Steven Isserlis.

 

Both an enthusiastic chamber musician and entrepreneur of collaborative outreach programs, Dr. Clark is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, a non- profit organization based in Colorado. The festival strives to cross cultural, geographic, and temporal divides between performers, composers, and audience members, inspiring dynamic interaction within the entire Festival community. Dr. Clark has also participated in a variety of international music festivals including Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark, The Holland Music Sessions, the London Masterclasses, and Violoncelles á Fontfroide in France. She returned to Denmark and Sweden in the Fall of 2019 as a Thy Chamber Music Festival Artist on Tour.

 

Her commitment to community engagement has lead to collaborations with the Music For Food initiative in Boston, the New England Conservatory Community Partnerships Program, the Second Chance Center in Denver, and Attention Homes in Boulder. A passionate advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration between performer and scholar worlds, Dr. Clark has written a series of scholarly papers including The Art of Rehearsing: A Multidimensional Study in Rehearsing String Quartets, Schoenberg Quartet No. 2: Between the Twilight of Tonality and the Dawn of Early Expressionism, Schumann's Fünf Stücke im Volkston: An Intricate Network of Implications and the Consistency of Meaning, and Finding Schubert Among the Haystacks.

 

An engaged collaborative partner with contemporary composers, Jamie recently received a Stetson University Summer Grant to fund “Hear Her Voice.” “Hear Her Voice” features seven solo cello commissions by outstanding, young, female composers.  Each piece offers a distinct perspective of isolation experienced in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The project resulted in a video/audio recording compilation as well as a live premiere in Fall of 2021. 

 

Dr. Clark joined the faculty of Stetson University in the Fall of 2019 where she now serves as Assistant Professor of Cello and Coordinator of Chamber Music. She has also served as cello teacher and chamber music coach at the Phillips Exeter Academy, as well as teaching assistant to Laurence Lesser, Dr. Sean Gallagher, and Dr. Katarina Markovic at the New England Conservatory. Dr. Clark received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She also graduated with honors from both the Eastman School of Music (BM) where she was a student of David Ying, and the New England Conservatory (MM) where she was a student of Paul Katz.

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Jamie Clark