Margaret Nomura Clark joined the Children’s Chorus of Washington as Artistic Director in August 2016. She was the Associate Artistic Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus from 1997-2015, directing the Intermediate chorus and supervising all tiers of the SFBC Training Chorus School. Together with Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, Ms. Clark worked closely with the San Francisco Symphony and on many different productions with the nationally acclaimed San Francisco Opera. She has performed and toured with the SFBC at numerous festivals including the Grand Teton Music Festival. A highlight of her career was an invitation with the San Francisco Boys Chorus to sing at the inauguration of President Barak Obama in 2009. In the fall of 2016, she was appointed to the choral faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-college Division and launched a choral program for instrumental students ranging in ages 7-18. In addition to her work with the SFBC and SFCM, Ms. Clark was the middle school music teacher at the Hamlin School for Girls in San Francisco. Over the past 11 years, she created and established a choral program that now is a hallmark of the Hamlin School. Each week, over 100 students voluntarily come to rehearsals before school to sing in chorus, and many of her former students have continued to sing in vocal ensembles after graduating from Hamlin. Ms. Clark’s choruses have consistently earned Gold medals and Unanimous Superior rankings at festivals and choral adjudications. In 2016, the Hamlin School Chorus was invited to be a showcase performance ensemble at the National Association of Independent School Conference in San Francisco. Ms. Clark earned her B.M. and M.M.E in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory and has studied choral conducting with Robert Shaw, Rodney Eichenberger, Henry Leck, and Doreen Rao.
Ms. Clark lives in North Bethesda with her husband, Scott, a middle school math teacher at the Potomac School. Her son, Matthew, is a senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her daughter, Marika, is a sixth grader at Holton-Arms and a Bel Canto chorister.