is organist and
choirmaster of the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL, and
active as a choral director, organ recitalist, piano accompanist,
composer, and teacher.
Clarke is a graduate of Yale
University and the New England Conservatory of Music and pursued advanced organ study in Holland. He has taught organ improvisation at the
Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and organ at Williams
College. He has also been on the faculties of Jacksonville University and
Florida Community College.
As a recitalist, Clarke has
played throughout the US and Canada, including performances at Tanglewood and
the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. He has presented master classes on
improvisation for many chapters and conventions of the American Guild of
Organists and at leading universities. Clarke has recorded much
traditional organ literature including the Poulenc concerto.
In December 1990, he directed the
Friday Musicale Chorus of Jacksonville at the White House, for President
and Mrs. Bush.