Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Piano


  • D.M.A, Boston University, Collaborative Piano
  • M.M., Northwestern University, Piano Performance and Pedagogy
  • Grad. Dipl., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, Piano Performance
  • B.M., Hartt School of Music, Univeristy of Hartford, Piano Performance

Teaching Specialties

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Piano Literature

Research Interests

  • Piano Practicing
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Maurice Ravel


  • Music Teachers National Association (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano and Pedagogy since 1992)
  • Arkansas State Music Teachers Association (First Vice President, 2008-2010, President, 2010-2012)
  • Delta Music Teachers Association (Immediate Past President)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (ASU Epsilon Gamma Chapter Advisor)
  • National Federation of Music Clubs
  • Pi Kappa Lambda


  • Lauren Schack Clark, DMA, is Professor of Music (Piano) at Arkansas State University.  In Fall 2017, she appeared as soloist with the New York Classical Players, performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.  She has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the US, Europe, and China.  She has collaborated with faculty members from over twenty universities throughout the world, and with principal symphonic players from groups such as the Boston Symphony.  Dr. Clark joined the faculty of the Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Germany in 2016.  She has presented at the MTNA National Conference and the World Piano Conference, and has performed at the International Double Reed, Trumpet, and Tuba Conferences.  She is an MTNA Foundation Fellow, was the MTNA South Central Division Competitions Chair, and is a former President of Arkansas State MTA.  She holds degrees from Boston University, Northwestern University, Longy School of Music, and Hartt School of Music.  Her principal teachers were Thomas Stumpf, Deborah Sobol, Eda Shlyam, and Raymond Hanson.