Mount Royal Conservatory names Dr. Terry Clark as new director of Calgary performing arts leader

Dr. Terry Clark 

Aug. 29, 2022

The Conservatory at Mount Royal University is thrilled to announce that Dr.Terry Clark will be the new director beginning Sept. 6.

Clark has deep ties to the Calgary community and is excited to return to the Conservatory after spending a number of years abroad. Like his grandfather, he studied at The Conservatory as a youth before going on to the University of Calgary where he earned a Bachelor of Music in flute performance.

Clark joins MRU from the Royal College of Music in London, England where he obtained his PhD. Since then he has been researching and teaching at the College, in addition to managing its Performance Simulators. Clark brings a unique expertise to MRU having dedicated much of his time to performance development and psychology, and he is looking forward to exploring the potential of The Conservatory.

“The Conservatory has always had a very illustrious place in my mind and I am overjoyed to be returning as director,” he says. “The Conservatory is home to some of Calgary’s most talented musicians and I am looking forward to further developing their skills, while also bringing in some of my knowledge around performance psychology.”

Dr. Evan Cortens, PhD, interim dean of continuing education at MRU, says Clark brings an exemplary skillset to MRU.

“He’s an exciting and intelligent musician, pedagog and researcher,” says Cortens, noting that Clark has a strong vision for the Conservatory.

“Terry will stand on the shoulders of the great work that has been done before him and make it even better. He brings a renewed vision to The Conservatory and will set the stage for the future. I think he brings a unique expertise not only through his educational background but through his experiences.”

More information about Clark and his background can be found here.

For more information or to interview Dr. Terry Clark, please contact:

Haley Jarmain, Communications Officer