Artist Teacher of Drums /Percussion
Education: Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA)
The Los Angeles Jazz Workshop
Private Studies with: Alex Acuna, Alan Dawson, Pete Ahmal and Jesse Sawyer.
Mark Clark is a versatile percussion artist with several decades of experiences in performing, touring, recording and teaching music. His resume is as diverse as his varied abilities and comfort of execution of domestic and global styles of percussion performance practices. Since the mid- 1980s he has maintained a touring presence nationally and globally with The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West (1986-90), Ottmar Liebert (1992-2002), Jono Manson (1995-2015) and John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours (2011- ). Representative of his numerous television appearances are performances with Ottmar Liebert (Jay Leno, The Today Show, Regis and Kathy Lee, Univision Mexico) and John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours (Lopez Tonight). Additionally, he appears in such films as The Postman, King Pin and Eight Days A Week (with Jono Manson) and In Bye Bye Love (with James Taylor and Ben Taylor). He has appeared on more than 50+ recordings with those by Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor and Ben Taylor, Ottmar Liebert, John Popper, Jono Manson, Cat Stevens, Crystal Bowersox, Kip Winger and the 2011 debut of John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours representing his most notable work.
Prior to his current position at SFUAD, he was on the faculty at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences (2009-2010) and The College of Santa Fe (1999-2009).
Mark Clark performs on Zildjian Cymbals/ Aquarian Drum Heads, LP Latin Percussion, and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.