Education & Qualifications

Education

University of British Columbia

  • Masters of Music (Major in Opera Performance) UBC
  • Scholarship awarded I.O.DE (academic excellence)
  • Bachelors of Music (Major in Opera Performance) UBC
  • Scholarship awarded P.E.O. (academic excellence)
  • Scholarships (BC Government academic excellence 4 years)

Private Vocal Coaching (International)

  • Geoffrey Parsons (French Chanson)
  • Eleanor Steber (Mozart Concert Aria)
  • Sir Peter Pears (Britten Folk Songs)
  • Mario Bernardi (Vocal Concerto)

Qualifications

Affiliations

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (International)
  • B.C. Registered Music Teacher's Associations (Vancouver Branch)
  • Voice Foundation (International leaders in vocal science)
  • Music Teacher's National Associations (International)
  • Canadian Actor's Equity (Since 1976)
  • CFMTA Canadian Federation of Music Teacher's Association
  • CFMAA Canadian Federation of Music Adjudicators Association

Performance Experience

With a diversified repertoire from opera to cabaret Ms. Clark's repertoire includes roles as wide-ranging as 'Nellie Lovett' in Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' to the 'Countess' in Le Nozze di Figaro" and of course 'Adele' in Die Fledermaus, as well as a large collection of crazy ladies and women of dubious repute.

Capilano College (now Capilano University)

  • Associate of Arts ( Major in Music Performance)
  • Scholarship awarded (BC Government academic excellence 2 years)

Ongoing Education: Technical

  • Workshops and classes with Master teachers (e.g. Elly Ameling, Cathrine Sadolin, Eric Vietheer, Richard Miller…)
  • Research on repertoire, vocal science, and vocal pedagogy through professional associations, publications, Internet.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistant to Professor F. Tickner at UBC for three years. Duties included directing, teaching voice, opera repertoire, and theatre techniques.
  • Voice teacher at UBC for five years.
  • Director of Musical Theatre programs for five years at Gateway Theatre. Assistant Director for community musical production (Oliver)
  • Vocal coach for Norman Rothstein Theatre "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance" 2 years
  • Private vocal studio 20 years.
  • Drama coach specializing in role and audition preparation.
  • Adjudicator for music festivals across Canada (since 1992).
  • Lecturer and workshop leader in voice, theatre techniques, performance practice, repertoire both classical and musical theatre, practice techniques . (since 1989)

Other Performance Experience

  • Lead roles in opera, musical theatre. (E.G. Shaw Festival, UBC Opera, NLOS, Victoria Folk Festival, GVOS)
  • Extensive oratorio, recital and cabaret experience ( CBC Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, College Canadian Music, various charitable events)
  • Stage director opera and musical theatre at both professional and community levels (Oliver, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Suor Anjelica)
  • Director of Apropos Creative Productions
  • Vancouver Opera affiliate Soloist Vancouver/Victoria Balalaika Orchestra (two recordings)
  • Over 10 years soloist First Church of Christian Science