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Edward Clark

Artist Teacher

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Edward Clark received his Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and his Master of Sacred Music Degree from Union Theological Seminary's School of Sacred Music. He studied organ with Claire Coci and Mildred Andrews, and harpsichord with Eugenia Earle and Davitt Moroney. Mr. Clark has been Minister of Music at the historic First Church of Christ Congregational in Farmington since 1965. He is organist for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and last fall was featured in the symphony’s performances of the Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony.

For over twenty years he was a member of the organ and harpsichord faculty at the Hartt School of Music. He has recently rejoined the Hartt faculty teaching organ, harpsichord and continuo playing courses. He has made frequent appearances with the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, Orchestra New England, the Hartford Chorale, CONCORA, Chorus Angelicus and the Connecticut Choral Society as well as with numerous church choirs. He has performed in recital and with chamber music groups throughout the Northeast. Mr. Clark has been active in the American Guild of Organists, serving as Dean of the Hartford Chapter, education and exam coordinator, judge for local and regional young organist competitions, and currently as the newsletter editor/publisher. He is a founding member of the United Church of Christ Musician's Association, has edited and published program books for its biennial summer conferences and serves as its webmaster.

Mr. Clark has made a number of trips studying historic organs of Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. His home instrument collection includes a two manual Franco-Flemish style harpsichord by Carl Fudge, a single manual south German style harpsichord by Carl Dudash, a lautenwerk converted from a Zuckerman Flemish harpsichord, a Hubert style clavichord built by Mr. Clark from a Carl Fudge kit, a Klop continuo organ, a three maunal Hauptwerk virtual organ, and a Baldwin grand piano.