Michael T. Clark has been a musician for more than 28 years and is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA where he studied music therapy, voice, and piano. While at Shenandoah, Michael was the accompanist for the Very Special Arts Chimers, a hand bell choir comprised of teenagers and adults with special needs, as well as the accompanist for various one-person shows and theater projects throughout VA.
As a singer, Michael was a member of the Shenandoah Conservatory and Chamber Choirs under the direction of Robert Shafer where he had the opportunity to perform in parts of Europe, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area. The Shenandoah Conservatory Choir joined forces with the Washington Oratorio Society and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for several performances featuring Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, the Berlioz Requiem, and Benjamin Britten's War Requiem for which the recorded performance in 1995 won the Grammy® award for Best Choral Performance in 2000.
In addition to playing the piano in "the pit" for a number of musical theater productions over the years, Michael has also been seen on stage performing in various local community theater shows in the Baltimore area. When not accompanying or singing, he works in human resources for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he has been employed for the past 13 years.
Michael recently married his partner Glenn, whom he met at New Wave Singers. He has been the accompanist for New Wave Singers since 2006.