Welcome to Arkansas State University!

News Article

Music Faculty to Present ‘An Evening of Trumpet and Piano’


UPDATE: Due to weather, this recital was rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m.

JONESBORO, Ark. – Dr. Chris Wilson and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, faculty members in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University, will present "An Evening of Trumpet and Piano," Sunday, Feb. 9.

The recital, which begins at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 2412 Quapaw Way, is admission free and open to all.

Selections to be performed include: “Concerto in D” by Giuseppe Torelli, “Concerto in E-flat” by J.N. Hummel, “Avalon” by Sy Brandon, “Centennial Horizon,” for trumpet and piano, by Kevin McKee, and “Legend” by Georges Enesco.

Christopher Wilson, assistant professor of trumpet, is a native of Russellville.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in music performance at the University of Arkansas, and received his doctoral degree in musical arts from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

He recently premiered David Sampson’s “Serenade for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble” at the College Band Directors National Association Convention in Las Cruces, N. M., as well as “Counterwork for Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Marimba, and Piano” at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.  Last July he released his first solo album, “New Horizons.”

Prior to his appointment at A-State, Wilson was a member of the U.S. Air Force Band, with which he performed extensively.  He also is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Lauren Schack Clark has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is associate professor of piano and director of keyboard studies.  Her CD on Centaur Records contains piano music by Boston composer Dr. Rosey Lee.  She has also recorded on the Emeritus, Mark, and Vienna Modern Masters labels. 

Her book, “Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique,” is published by Longbow Publishing.  Among her many appearances, she has performed at the International Double Reed, Tuba/Euphonium, and Trumpet Guild Conferences.

She has been voted Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association, and her students have won first prizes in many local and regional competitions.  She is the immediate past president of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association. 

Clark holds a doctor of music arts degree from Boston University, a master's from Northwestern, a graduate diploma from the Longy School of Music, and a bachelor’s from the Hartt School of Music.

# # #

Lauren Schack Clark
Lauren Schack Clark


Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson