Douglas Clark - tenor, songwriter, composer, recording engineer & producer, has been a long-time member and soloist with the New Jersey Chamber Singers, and the Monmouth Civic Chorus in Red Bank, NJ. He was a soloist on the MCC’s CD Grace Notes, and in many MCC concerts, including Liszt’s Psalm 13, Handel's Messiah, Janacek’s Otčenáš, Buxtehude’s Magnificat, Biebl’s Ave Maria, Mahler's 8th Symphony Veni, Creator Spiritus, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Felsted’s Jonah, Finney’s Psalms, Charpentier’s Filius Prodigus, Think No More Lad from Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, Ireland’s The Soldier, Britten's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Vaughann Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and in MCC Christmas concerts. Doug has collaborated with internationally acclaimed pianist Vladislav Kovalsky, performing lieder by the great masters including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, R. Strauss, and Wolf. The duo also collaborated on several albums and singles, including Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin, Brahms Liebeslieder & Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 & 65, and a recording of Malotte's Lord's Prayer, available to the public on digital music outlets.
Doug was a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Arcadia Chorale, and the Monmouth Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra, and has performed with the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Chancel Choir (Haydn’s Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, and St. Saens’ Christmas Oratorio), and with Steven Russell's Polymania ensemble (Brahms’ Liebeslieder, and Biebl's Ave Maria).
He currently is tenor section leader at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township with Deborah Simpkin King, and in summer, is a quartet soloist at Elberon Memorial Church, in Elberon, NJ, with Timothy Broege.
Doug has studied voice with Mark Hoeler, former Metropolitan Opera Chorus member, and Kathleen Rubin.
Doug developed and taught a Music Theory curriculum at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, and teaches music theory privately. He is the proprietor of Glass Bottom Recording Studios in Tinton Falls, specializing in classical, choral, organ, and chamber music recordings, though clients include local area folk musicians and rock bands as well. He served as producer and recording engineer for Timothy Broege’s Organ Music from Elberon CD, selections of which were featured on Michael Barone’s PIPEDREAMS program on WWFM classical radio. Doug also arranges and composes music, and has studied composition with Dr. Kyle Blaha on the faculty of Juilliard in NYC.
Doug recently retired as an IT software engineer from AT&T Bell Laboratories, in order to pursue his musical passions full-time.