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Victoria Clark, award-winning actress, director, and teacher, began teaching in 1982 while still a directing graduate student in New York University’s prestigious Musical Theater Writing Program. A three–hour lecture/demonstration on vocal technique, which she offered to composers and lyricists from that program, gave birth to an entire career of teaching which has spanned almost three decades, across the country and abroad. Ms. Clark maintains a remarkable dual career in acting and teaching, mentoring singers and actors from every generation in classical vocal technique, musical theater interpretation, audition technique, scene study, and life coaching. Her private voice studio in New York City includes actors at a variety of stages in their careers.
With tremendous encouragement and support from her family, Victoria’s formal voice training began in Dallas, Texas at age fourteen with Sharon Grahnquist and Don Hermonat, and continued at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. She participated in the American Institute of Musical Studies program in Graz, Austria at age eighteen, and continued vocal study at Yale University with Blake Stern. In Austria, she worked with Guilietta Simionata at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and with Gottfried Hornik at the Vienna State Opera. But it was with Edward Sayegh, a master voice teacher from the Garcia-Marchesi tradition, that she learned how to apply classical Bel Canto technique to musical theater repertory, pop, jazz, and of course, opera. Clark is a graduate of The Hockaday School in Dallas, and Yale University. Believing that continued training is essential, Clark continues to study voice with Sayegh and acting with Michael Howard.
Clark has served on the faculty of Yale University’s undergraduate music program, and continues to share her considerable experience and knowledge as a master teacher and guest lecturer at Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, Wright State University, Oklahoma University, Interlochen Arts Academy, SUNY Fredonia, Pace University, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and Det Danske Musicalakademi (The Danish Academy of Musical Theatre) in Denmark. She has hosted numerous master classes in New York for students from many colleges and universities, including Yale University and Penn State. She is a member of New York Singing Teachers’ Association, founded in 1906 by Enrico Caruso.
As an actor, Ms. Clark enjoys an impressive and active career, including stage, film, television, concert and cabaret appearances. Her recordings include a variety of Broadway soundtracks, and her acclaimed debut solo album, Fifteen Seconds of Grace. Victoria received the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for her luminous portrayal of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. She is also the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Joan Cullman Award, the Norman Vincent Peale Award, and the Distinguished Artist Award from New York Singing Teachers’ Association. This year, Victoria will serve on the distinguished panel of judges for the finals of the Lotte Lenya competition sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation.
Ms. Clark is available for short term guest residencies as a Master Teacher in the following areas: Musical Theater Interpretation, Song/Text Synthesis, (or "Singing and Acting at the Same Time"), Musical Theater Auditioning, Musical Theater Scene Study and Vocal Technique.