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.
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