Soprano Barbara Clark is an Associate Professor of Voice and Co-Chair of Voice at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, having taught previously for nine years at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Ms. Clark enjoys an active career as a recitalist, clinician, and teacher. Recent performances include Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Southern Illinois Symphony, Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with the Cincinnati Concert Orchestra and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Rochester Symphony. As a clinician, Ms. Clark has served on a panel for the Cincinnati Voice Consortium, an interdisciplinary group uniting vocal pedagogues with voice science professionals. Internationally, Ms. Clark has taught at Opera Theater of Lucca, CCM’s Spoleto Festival in Italy, and The Vianden Festival in Luxembourg.
Ms. Clark’s students sing with many young artist programs across the country, including Merola, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, St. Louis Opera, Wolftrap, Glimmerglass, Central City, Arizona Opera, Opera Saratoga, Chautauqua, Music Academy of the West, and Tanglewood. Her students consistently place in the district and regional finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Her professional students perform nationally and internationally, including students in seven different Broadway productions.
Ms. Clark received her Bachelor of Music degree from University of Arizona, and her Master’s and Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.