Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's in Music Education

Mr. Russell Clark

Russell graduated from The University of Kansas in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Music Education, emphasis in classical violin and jazz bass. This is his fourth year as the assistant director of orchestras at both high schools in Lawrence, and also his fourth year as a co-director of the Lawrence Youth Symphony. Russell is also the High School Orchestra Chairperson for the Northeast District of Kansas. Within the schools, he teaches students in the Freshman and Concert Orchestras, and assists with all concerts, trips, and competitions. He regularly performs with the Lawrence Community Orchestra and the Topeka Jazz Workshop Big Band. In the near future, Russell plans to attain a Master's in Educational Psychology or Orchestral Conducting.

Here are links to websites for each high school orchestra:

Lawrence Free State -

Lawrence High -