Douglas Clark
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). In summer, Doug sings at Elberon Memorial Church with Timothy Broege, in Elberon, NJ.
In addition to his day job as a software engineer with AT&T Bell Laboratories. Doug developed a Music Theory curriculum at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, and teaches music theory privately. In spare time 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 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 is also co-owner of a European Tour company, Smolka Tours, Inc., operated by his wife Doris, which specializes in organizing “International Friendship Through Music Tours” for choirs of all ages, as well as trips for individual travelers.