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JáTtik Clark
JáTtik Clark

JáTtik Clark

Tuba and Euphonium Instructor

Office: LH 243C
clarkjat@pdx.edu

JáTtik Clark serves as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Portland State University. He assumed this position one year after becoming the new Principal Tuba of the Oregon Symphony in the Fall of 1999. In addition to his Oregon Symphony and PSU teaching duties, JáTtik has also become quite active as an orchestral/chamber musician, soloist, teacher and clinician both locally and nationally.

As an orchestral tubist, JáTtik has been invited to perform with several of the nation's finest orchestras, including the Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, and Seattle Symphonies. His varied chamber music experience includes performances and recordings with Pink Martini, Big Horn Brass, Third Angle Music Ensemble, Chamber Music Northwest and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Recently, JáTtik has also joined a newly formed chamber group, the Rose City Brass Quintet. As a featured soloist, he has performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto twice with both the Oregon and Vancouver (WA) Symphonies, as well as the Corvallis-OSU Symphony. He also gave the Northwest premier of the Oregon Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik’s Dance Suite for Tuba and Orchestra with the Portland Columbia Symphony. Additionally, JáTtik was also featured as a guest co-soloist with the "Pershing's Own" U.S. Army Band in Washington D.C.

JáTtik also holds the position of Co-Principal Tuba with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY and Principal Tuba of the Sunriver Music Festival. In addition to Portland State University, he also serves as the Applied Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Lewis and Clark College, University of Portland, and Mt. Hood Community College while also being a Co-Instructor of Tuba-Euphonium at Oregon State University.

JáTtik earned his Master of Music in Tuba Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1999 and a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina in 1997. His primary teachers were Timothy J. Northcut and Dr. Ronald Davis, with additional instruction and great inspiration from Gene Pokorny, Floyd Cooley, James Jenkins, Michael Grose, Steve Norrell and Michael Mulcahy.