Andrew Clark is the Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, conducting the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard–Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. He serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music, teaching courses in conducting, music theory, and choral literature. Choirs under his direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center and in 2012 earned the Grand Prize and two gold prizes at the International Competition for Chamber Choirs in Petrinja, Croatia.
Dr. Clark has organized Harvard residencies with distinguished conductors, composers, and ensembles, including Sweet Honey in the Rock, Harry Christophers, and Maria Guinand and developed the Archibald T. Davison Fellowship Program, a community partnership with the Ashmont Boys Choir in inner city Boston. In 2011, he conducted the Boston premiere of John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning On the Transmigration of Souls with the composer present.
Clark has commissioned numerous composers and conducted important contemporary and rarely heard pieces as well as regular performances of choral-orchestral masterworks. His choirs have been hailed as “first rate” (Boston Globe), “cohesive and exciting” (Opera News), and “beautifully blended” (Providence Journal), achieving performances of “passion, conviction, adrenalin, [and] coherence” (Worcester Telegram). He has collaborated with the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh and New Haven Symphonies, the Boston Pops, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Trinity Wall Street Choir, the Washington Chorus, Stephen Sondheim, and Dave Brubeck, among others.
Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Clark was Artistic Director of the Providence Singers, and served as Director of Choral Activities at Tufts University for seven years. He previously held conducting posts with the Worcester Chorus, Opera Boston, and Clark University. Clark currently serves as a founding faculty member of the Notes from the Heart music program near Pittsburgh, a summer camp for children and young adults with disabilities and chronic illness. He earned degrees from Wake Forest, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston Universities, studying with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, and Robert Page. He lives in Medford, MA, with his wife Amy Peters Clark, and their daughter, Amelia Grace.
Margaret Weckworth Resident Conductor
Margaret Weckworth is the Resident Conductor and Teaching Fellow for the Radcliffe Choral Society at Harvard University. This academic year she also holds the position of interim Choral Associate for the Harvard Choruses. During the summer, she serves as an Assistant Conductor for the Harvard Summer Chorus. In addition to her work at Harvard University, Ms. Weckworth is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music where she teaches conducting.
Maintaining an active interest in non-profit and arts administration, Ms. Weckworth is currently in her fourth year as the Music Program Administrator for Boston University’s Music at Marsh Chapel. Ms. Weckworth’s responsibilities at Marsh Chapel span ensemble management, development, fundraising, and community engagement, while also singing regularly with the Marsh Chapel Choir. She is the former Co-General Manager of Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble and the former Executive Director of the New Jersey-based Madison Holleran Foundation.
Ms. Weckworth holds a B.M. in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.M. in choral conducting from Boston University where she studied with Ann Howard Jones and Scott Allen Jarrett.