Andrew James Clark is a Canadian composer who has spent the last several years combining his love of contemporary music with a passion for public speaking and concert presentations. He is the founder of Classical Context, the President of the Canadian Composers Orchestra, and the Music Director of Heron Park Baptist Church. 

 

His professional development includes a Composition Fellowship with the Hamilton Philharmonic, a Conducting Apprenticeship with Orchestra Toronto and a published work with Counterpoint Library. Recent awards include his Symphonic Dance ranking second place in the Etobicoke Philharmonic's 2022 Young Composer Competition, and his Prelude From the Rhythmic Suite being a finalist in the 2020 New York New Contemporary Music Symposium. In spring 2022 he participated in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Generation Composition Program. 

 

His concert series Classical Context has been featured on ludwig-van.com's “Critic’s Picks”, and has showcased a substantial amount of early-career professionals from throughout Canada and his efforts in sustaining a music therapy program for elderly and homeless musicians that earned him a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in 2016. 

 

Andrew is currently overseeing the revitalization of the Canadian Composers Orchestra, an organization founded in 1983 by such notable composers as Samuel Dolin. 

ANDREW JAMES CLARK

COMPOSITIONS

Heliacal Rising (2020) - For String Orchestra - The Hamilton PhilharmonicAndrew James Clark
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Prelude: The Rythmic Suite For Piano (2019)Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 02:42
Prelude: The Rythmic Suite - Marimba Arrangmentarr. Michael Murphy
00:00 / 03:12
String Quartet No.1 [2018 Version] - Classical Context Concert SeriesAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 26:54
Vulture (2019) Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 06:59
Groove (2018) - For Concert Band - The U of T Concert BandAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 08:12
Dance of the Neolithics (2017) - For Bari Sax, Trombone and TubaAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 09:28
Phantasmagoria (2016) - For Brass, Percussion and Bass BaritoneAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 07:48
Piano Trio No.1 (2016) - Classical Context Concert SeriesKatherine Peter, Alice Kim, Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 20:45
The Valley of the Dry Bones (2016)Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 02:48
Nonet For Strings (2015) - Classical Context SeriesAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 11:37
Three Meditations: Lord of My Life (I) (2015)Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 03:30
Three Meditations: Lord of My Life (II) (2015)Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 02:49
Three Meditations: Lord of My Life (III) (2015)Andrew James Clark
00:00 / 02:54
Living Colour (2014) - For Organ and AccordionRashaan Alwood, Matti Pulkki
00:00 / 12:27
The Red Quintet (2014) - For Wind QuintetAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 09:55
Crying in the Mud (2014) - For Piano and ViolinAndrew James Clark
00:00 / 03:29

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