Lauren Schack Clark is Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Piano at Arkansas State University. She has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Europe, and China. She has taught at the Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Germany and the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. In 2017, she appeared as soloist with the New York Classical Players. She has collaborated with faculty members of over twenty universities throughout the world, including the Vienna Konservatorium, Eastman School of Music, and the University of Michigan, and with principal symphonic players from such ensembles as the Boston Symphony, Slovenian Radio Symphony, and Cincinnati Orchestra. Dr. Clark has performed at the International Double Reed, Tuba/Euphonium, and Trumpet Guild Conferences, and at the American Viola Society Conference. She has presented at the World Piano Conference and the MTNA National Conference, and at several state music teachers conferences. She became an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2015, and is the current South Central Division Director-Elect for MTNA. She served as the MTNA South Central Division Competition Chair and is currently the Chair for Arkansas. She holds the Doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Boston University, a Master’s in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a Graduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Dr. Clark has recorded on the Centaur, Vienna Modern Masters, Emeritus, and Mark Records labels. Website: www.laurenschackclark.com.