B.A., Dartmouth College
M.M., voice performance, Indiana University
Artist Diploma, Opera, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Opera Institute Graduate, Boston University
Instructor Certificate, Alexander Technique Center, Cambridge, MA
Heidi Clark has taught voice at Gordon College since 2001. A lyric mezzo-soprano, Ms. Clark mesmerized New England audiences in two separate productions of Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen. The Boston Globe called her a “knock out” in her performances with Boston University’s Opera Institute, and Showcase magazine called her “exotic and sensual throughout…captivating” in her performances at The Mill Pond Center for the Arts in Durham, New Hampshire.
Ms. Clark has sung with the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Ohio Light Opera, Harrisburg Opera’s Opera in the Park, at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Festival CIPAM in Italy and at Tanglewood in the Phyllis Curtin Seminar for Singers. Equally at ease in musical theater, she has performed with the Huntington Theatre Company, the North Shore Music Theatre, the Weathervane Theatre, the North Country Center for the Arts and the Chiswick Park Theatre. She created the role of Esther in the world premier of Yossele Solovey, a work commissioned and performed by the Lowell House Opera at Harvard University. Additional operatic roles include the title role in Regina, Mother Marie of the Incarnation in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Fiodiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Hannah in The Merry Widow and Prince Orlofsky and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. Musical theater credits include Marion in The Music Man, Polly in The Boyfriend, Lalume in Kismet, Laurey in Oklahoma and Desirée in A Little Night Music. Oratorio performances include contralto soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah and alto soloist in Mozart's Requiem, KV 626, both at Gordon College.
Ms. Clark received certification in 2000 to teach the Alexander Technique upon completing a three-year training course at the Alexander Technique Center in Cambridge. She has taught Alexander Technique seminars for corporate groups at the Electric Insurance Company in Beverly, Massachusetts, as well as for graduate students in Gordon College's Master of Music summer program. In addition to her work at Gordon, she has a private studio teaching voice and the Alexander Technique.