Tubaist, Willie Clark is a member of the United States Air Force “Ceremonial Brass” in Washington D.C., principal Tubist of the National Philharmonic and was a founding member of the professional Disney tuba quartet, “The Tubafours”. Mr. Clark received his Bachelors Degree studying with Fritz Kaenzig at the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree studying with David Zerkel and Fred Mills at the University of Georgia.
From the Fall of 1998 to 2003, Mr. Clark served on the adjunct faculty for Stetson University. He has also served on the adjunct faculty for Bethune-Cookman College.
As a performer, Mr. Clark has toured the United States, South America, Australia, China, Japan, and eighteen countries in Europe. During these travels he performed with the China National Symphony, the Empire Brass for the Campos do Jordao Winter Music Festival, Melbourne International Brass Festival, and USA Tour Concert. Mr. Clark has also performed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Sam Rivers’ RivBea Orchestra,the Brass Band of Battle Creek and Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. In 1986, Mr. Clark was Featured on the Chicago radio station WBEZ performing, “The Flight of the Bumblebee”.
As a soloist, Mr Clark has been featured in front of the United States Army Orchestra, the Empire Brass, Brass of the Potomac and Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. Mr. Clark served as a low brass clinician on the European Tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. You can hear Mr. Clark on the Tuba 4’s CD, “Under the Boardwalk”. He has also recorded with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the United States Air Force Band, Alfred Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Electronic Arts.