Anthony Blake Clark

Music Director

Currently leading his third season as Music Director of the nationally acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning Baltimore Choral Arts Society, conductor and composer Anthony Blake Clark enjoys a reputation as one of the freshest young voices in classical music. During his inaugural season with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Mr. Clark received rave reviews for their own programs, prepared them for performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and made his television conducting debut with ABC’s “Christmas with Choral Arts” holiday production. Mr. Clark is also Director of Choral Activities in The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Art and Design, where he conducts the University Singers and vocal chamber ensembles, as well as mentoring student conductors.

Appreciated for his scrupulous attention to detail, Anthony Blake Clark has prepared choruses for esteemed maestri Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Simon Halsey, CBE and Gijs Leenaars for concerts with internationally renowned ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker and Rundfunk Chor Berlin. At New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, he was recently one of several conductors for David Lang’s 1,000-voice the public domain, working under his mentor Simon Halsey; he returned as chorusmaster for the 2018 premiere of John Luther Adams’ In the Name of the Earth. Clark is equally adept in the orchestral field and has served as cover conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra, where he has worked under esteemed maestri Ton Koopman and Teddy Abrams.

A native of Texas, Anthony Blake Clark attended Baylor University School of Music, studying composition with Dr. Scott McAllister and conducting with Dr. Lynne Gackle. He was a member of the prestigious Baylor A Cappella Choir and, in his final year, served as a conductor of the Baylor Chamber Singers. While still an undergraduate, he began his conducting activity by co-founding The Texas Baroque Ensemble, presenting in and around San Antonio a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque and Classical eras. Mr. Clark completed advanced conducting studies under three-time Grammy Award winner Simon Halsey, CBE at the United Kingdom’s University of Birmingham, which conferred his Masters of Music Degree in 2015.

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