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Instructor of Bassoon


  • D.M.A., Boston University
  • M.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.M., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Teaching Specialties

  • Bassoon
  • Chamber Music

Courses Taught

  • Applied Bassoon
  • Chamber Music

Research Interests

  • Bassoon Reeds
  • The Basson in Mozart's Operas


  • International Double Reed Society
  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society


Dr. Dale Clark has served as Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at Arkansas State University since 2005. He is also Artist Faculty at the Saarburg, Germany International Chamber Music Festival and School where his student bassoon quartet has served as the “Festival Bassoons.” Dr. Clark has also served as Artist Faculty at the Sewanee Music Festival.  His student quartet also performed on the John Miller Master Class at the International Double Reed Festival in Columbus, Georgia in 2016. Dr. Clark has appeared at IDRS conferences as performer, composer, panel member and reed class teacher.

His guest artist recitals include the University of Washington, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, Florida State University, University of Texas-Austin, Cork, Ireland School of Music as well as being a soloist with the Harvard Band at the Hatch Shell in Boston. He has performed for 14 years as the Principal Bassoonist in the Delta Symphony and as Guest Principal Bassoon with the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony and the North Arkansas Symphony. He appeared in Boston with the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoorwith Dominique Labelle. His chamber music collaborations include performing six years as the bassoonist with the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and two recitals with the Marian Anderson String Quartet.

Dr. Clark is owner/ reedmaker of Clark Bassoon Reeds, providing professional quality bassoon reeds to over 2000 customers around the world.

His bassoon teachers include Edward Knob, Keith McClelland, Gary Echols and Matthew Ruggiero.

Dale Clark

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2094


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 239

Office Hours

  • By appointment