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Courtney Clark

Director of Engagement
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Courtney D. Clark has a wealth of experience in arts administration, as well as performing and teaching music. She is committed to creating positive social impact and building up communities by connecting people to, and through the arts.

She brings to her role a range of valuable skills, including strategic planning, budget management, visionary team leadership in the arts, and driving change and innovation within the performing arts field.

Prior to her appointment as Director of Engagement for the School of Drama at the University of Washington, Courtney led Arizona Opera’s adult learning programs, community engagement, and DEI initiatives as Director of Community Alliances.

Prior to that appointment she served as Seattle Opera’s School Programs Manager, and led the curriculum, development, and growth of opera and multi-arts learning programs for students and teachers across Washington State.

As an opera singer, Courtney has performed in concerts and solo performances in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a tenured chorus member of Nashville Opera.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she holds a B.A. in Music from Morris Brown College and an M.A. in Music with a specialization in vocal performance from Middle Tennessee State University.

Courtney obtained her teacher licensure and certification from Belmont University for the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and recently Washington State for K-12 vocal/general music education and holds Orff-Schulwerk Level I & II Certification to teach children music.

In Washington State, Courtney is currently serving or has served on several local arts education advocacy committees and boards, including ArtsEd Washington, the Statewide Arts Advocacy Committee, The Creative Advantage Advisory Committee, and as a member of Seattle Opera’s Racial Equity Task Force and Seattle King County NAACP.

Courtney is passionate about this work. She brings dedication and intentionality to create racial equity in arts education as she continues to strive to create a more socially just world through the lens of music and the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion.