Ian Michael Clarke is a composer pursuing an MM in Computer Music and Composition at the Peabody Institute where he studies with McGregor Boyle and Michael Hersch. He completed his BM in Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where his primary professors were Aaron Travers, Claude Baker, Sven-David Sandström, Don Freund, John Gibson, and Jeffrey Hass.
Ian has been recognized for his compositional efforts as a 2010 California Arts Scholar in Music Composition and in conjunction with his academic achievements as a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Wells Scholarship. Through his affiliation with the Wells Scholars program, he secured a grant in the summer of 2012 which he used to travel to Australia and conduct research on the 20th century composer John Antill, uncovering and retrieving several rare and otherwise undiscovered scores.
Ian’s music has been featured at N_SEME 2013 and 2014, Electronic Music Midwest 2014, the 2013 Atlantic Music Festival, the 2013 Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival, the 2013 and 2014 Midwest Composers Symposiums, ICMC-SMC 2014, SEAMUS 2015, and Princeton University, where he had the opportunity to write for the So Percussion quartet. Over the course of June 2013, Ian studied electroacoustic composition at IRCAM, participating additionally in IRCAM’s Manifeste Music Festival.