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Clark Harrell

Percussion Co-Principal

Calrk Harrell holding cymbals

Clark Harrell

Biography

Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Clark Harrell joined the Knoxville Symphony in 2006 as Co-Principal Percussionist.  Clark received a Bachelor’s degree in music from East Carolina University and a Master’s degree in music from Georgia State University.  In the fall of 2013, Clark was appointed Principal Percussionist with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.  He also currently performs with Symphony of the Mountains in Kingsport, Tennessee, and the Carroll Symphony in Georgia.  Clark served as Principal Percussionist of the Macon Symphony Orchestra from 2000-2015, Principal Timpanist with the Gainesville (GA) Symphony from 2005 to 2012 and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Hilton Head Orchestra, Savannah Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  His primary teachers include Harold Jones, Jack Bell and Christopher Deane.  Clark is also an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion.  In addition to performing, Clark works as a piano tuner/technician.

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