David Clark

David C.

Charlotte, NC
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About

David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 14 to 70

Teaching since:
October 2007

Baritone David C. completed both his B.M. and M.M. degrees in Voice Performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. David went on to complete a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice at The Boston Conservatory in 2014. With over 8 years of teaching experience, David has worked with singers of all ages and ability levels. David's teaching is rooted in classical voice pedagogy but tailors his teaching to benefit singers interested in many styles. For four summers, David was a visiting faculty member at Cannon Music Camp in Boone, NC. As a performer, David has had professional experience in jazz, pop, musical theatre, opera and oratorio. His performing highlights include being selected to perform leading roles with the American Singers' Opera Project for three years, performances as Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata at The Flagstaff in Fidenza Summer Opera Festival in Fidenza, Italy, main stage operatic roles at The Boston Conservatory, professional oratorio performances in North Carolina and New England in the works of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Faure, Britten, Dvorak, Brahms and Rutter, and many recital and concert appearances. David's combination of experiences as both a singer and teacher of many styles make his teaching versatile, providing each student with a unique and effective lesson experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to spend half of our lesson time working on technique through exercises specifically designed to develop the most efficient use of their voice. The rest of the lesson be devoted to applying those techniques while singing repertoire agreed upon by both student and teacher.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room set up. Keyboard. Seating for parents. Visitor's parking lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard if I'm teaching from home. If travelling, I can bring a portable keyboard..

*** Specialties ***
My singing and voice teaching are rooted in classical pedagogy, but I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform and teach in numerous styles. It is my belief that a healthy classical foundation can be modified and put into practice to make singing in any style easy and efficient.

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Experience

Adjunct Voice Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Catawba Valley Community College

Private Voice Teacher
Dec 2007 - Present
Self Employed

Chorus Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Middle School Chorus and General Music teacher

Visiting Faculty
Jul 2011 - Jul 2014
Cannon Music Camp - Appalachian State University

Taught voice lessons and voice classes covering a range of topics including: Opera history, song literature, audition preparation, sight singing

Teacher
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Music 101 Studios

Taught piano and voice lessons

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory
Master of Music in Voice Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Appalachian State University
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2010
Appalachian State University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Encouragement Award
Apr 2016
Charlotte Opera Guild
Audience Choice Award
Jul 2012
Rosen Schaffel Competition
Ron and Charlotte Payne Award
Apr 2012
Charlotte Opera Guild
1st Place Winner
Apr 2009
Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS
1st Place Winner
Feb 2009
NC District NATS

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Nov 2016

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2012

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Photos & Videos

Act 2 La Boheme, The Boston Conservatory
Photo by Max Wagenblass
Copyright 2015 The Boston Conservatory

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5 Reviews

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Larry Jan 18, 2017
Singing · In home

Great, patient instructor. The time was fully utilized and I learned a lot in the first lesson. Great start. I was a little anxious but David had a very relaxing demeanor.

Moshe D. Nov 7, 2016
Singing · In home

This was my first time getting voice lessons and it was a great investment. David is ver patient with you and is very flexible when it comes to the times. I was wondering how I would be able to see progress but I saw it through and through every lesson. Would like to publicly thank you for all your time, you were amazing.

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Shatu moore Mar 8, 2016
Singing · In studio

Best instructor there is very helpful, positive, and inspiring vocal coach

Karlon Feb 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

David is a really nice guy, and he does care for his students. He normally tries to encourage and give you tips. He is also pretty funny.

Will C. Sep 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

I'm learning a lot and am enjoying the lessons. Never was able to sing before and now I'm singing in church with joy!

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