Patrick Clark - Composition and Music Theory

Patrick David Clark (b. 1967, St. Louis, MO) is currently working on a Masters degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Missouri where he is studying with Edward Dolbashian. Patrick holds his Bachelors degree in composition from MU where he studied with Thomas McKenney and John Cheetham. Patrick earned his Master’s degree from the University of Arizona, studying with Dan Asia, and his DMA in composition from the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University studying with Arthur Gottschalk, Paul Cooper and Ellsworth Milburn. Patrick is a Tanglewood Fellow (1997), participated as a composer at June in Buffalo (1996) and studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague in Holland on a Netherlands-America Foundation Grant (1999-2001). Patrick has worked since as a composer, writer for, and teacher in Holland, Los Angeles and Albuquerque, NM. Orchestral works by Patrick have been programmed by the Seattle Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and the Nederlands Ballet Orkest. Various mixed ensemble works have been performed by the Tel-Aviv-based Kaprizma ensemble, New York-based Dogs of Desire, and Harvey Sollberger’s ensemble Sirius. Patrick’s original composition for big band, After Hours, has been recently recorded by the MU Concert Jazz Band and released on their CD of new music, Tunnel Vision. Patrick is the recipient of the 2011 Sinquefield Prize in music composition at the University of Missouri, and conducted his own commissioned work, A Fantasy on Themes of Mussorgsky, with the University Philharmonic Orchestra at the March 14, 2011 Chancellor’s Concert in Jesse Auditorium. Current projects include the recent completion of two works for saxophone & piano that provide a program being performed by saxophonist Leo Saguiguit at the World Saxophone Convention in Scotland, summer 2012. Patrick will serve as guest conductor for the New Music Summer Festival at the University of Missouri, conducting a work by Donnacha Dennehy with the Mizzou New Music Ensemble in late July, 2012. Patrick was one of eight composers selected to write a work for Alarm Will Sound in the same festival, performed in July of 2011. The resulting composition, Ptolemy’s Carousel, and many other works by the composer can be heard at