A decorated music educator at Corner Canyon High School has received a top award from the Utah High School Activities Association: The Distinguished Service Award for Music Educator of the Year.
Dr. Clark’s fame as a performance musician is eclipsed only by his reputation among Corner Canyon students and fellow teachers as a highly respected educator and performer. He has taught students jazz, wind symphony, band, Advanced Placement Music Theory, percussion, and orchestra since 1999, and is Utah’s sole music director to earn Superior ratings in Orchestra, Band, and Jazz 12 years in a row. He started the Utah Wind Symphony’s Youth Ensemble. He serves on the Utah Wind Symphony Board of Directors, for which he supervises youth programs; as the State Band Festival Chair; and as Chairman of the Band and Jazz committees for the Utah Music Educators Association. Dr. Clark also composed the Corner Canyon school song in the school’s inaugural academic year, 2013-2014.
A revered saxophone performer, Dr. Clark works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Jazz Saxophone at the University of Utah and has played with Gordon Goodwin, Allen Vizzutti, and Earth, Wind and Fire. In spring 2014, Clark was honored with Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Secondary Music-Instrumental.