Music

Cello Player

Performance Opportunities

Students may audition for a variety of organizations which rehearse regularly and perform several yearly concerts.

Chamber Music Ensembles

Yelena Beriyeva, Distinguished Artist in Piano and Director of Chamber Ensembles

Hailed as "the paragon of the concert pianist" by the LA Examiner and "a standout performer" by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Georgian-born American pianist Yelena Beriyeva continues to hold esteem as one of the finest artists of her generation. Ms. Beriyeva made her solo debut at the age of 5 with the Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in Rep. of Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. While pursuing her Master's Degree at the New England Conservatory, she was no stranger to prestigious Jordan Hall where audiences could hear and watch her perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Barber, Bartok, Berg, Stravinsky, and others.

Clark Concert Choir and Chamber Chorus

Daniel Ryan, Director of Choral Activities

Daniel P. Ryan is an active conductor and singer in the Boston area. He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Clark University, artistic director of In Good Company Theatre Co, Conductor of the Boston City Singers advanced men's choral group "The Fellas" and associate conductor with VOICES BOSTON conducting five of their ensembles . He has recently music directed and conducted productions of the opera Utopia Limited at MIT for MITG&SP and the musicals The Wild Party (Lippa) and The Last Five Years at The Boston Conservatory. He currently holds professional singing posts at First Church Boston and Trinity Parish of Newton Center. He recently served as assistant conductor for Julian Wachner in Maytooth, Ireland for Haydn's Creation with Berkshire Choral International and currently serves on the faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Academy as a music director.

Jazz Workshop

Eric Hofbauer, Director

Eric Hofbauer has become a significant force in Boston's improvised-music scene," declares Stereophile's David R. Adler, "His aesthetic evokes old blues, Americana, Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and further frontiers. There's a rule-breaking spirit but also an impeccable rigor, a foundation of sheer chops and knowledge, that put Hofbauer in the top tier of guitarists." Hofbauer has been an integral member of Boston's jazz scene as a musician, bandleader, organizer and educator for the past fifteen years, where he has performed and recorded alongside such notable collaborators as Han Bennink, Roy Campbell, Jr., John Tchicai, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Steve Swell and Matt Wilson. Hofbauer is perhaps best known for his solo guitar work featured in a trilogy of solo guitar recordings (American Vanity, American Fear and American Grace). Of the trilogy, Andrew Gilbert of The Boston Globe writes, "No other guitarist in jazz has developed a solo approach as rigorous, evocative, and thoughtful as Hofbauer".

Concert Band

Samantha McGill, Director

As an undergrad at WPI, Samantha McGill was an active student and music filled her calendar of extracurricular activities. She played flute and piccolo in the Concert Band, Symphony, and Pit Orchestras, and was the head drum major in the WPI Pep Band. Fortunately for her and all concerned, McGill's involvement with music at WPI has continued long after graduation. Today, she is the assistant director of the Concert Band.

Sinfonia

Peter Sulski, Director

The Clark Sinfonia is a string ensemble focusing on repertoire of the Classical era and beyond. The group runs without a conductor, allowing the musicians greater freedom and responsibility. Director Peter Sulski was for many years a member of the London Symphony Orchestra and a player in the orchestra's educational Discovery Program. He gave his Carnegie debut in 1999, and London debut in 2001. For two years he was Head of Strings of the National Palestinian Conservatory, and from 1996-2000, he toured regularly with the Apple Hill Chamber Players. He is currently recording the entire string oeuvre of works by Bach for Centaur Records. Mr. Sulski is Artistic Director of the Worcester Chamber Music Society, the Thayer Festival and the Al Kamandjati Baroque Festival of the Middle East. He is also a member of QX and Mistral.