Throughout his career, Dr. Walter Aaron Clark has focused on the Ibero-American musical heritage.
MURRIETA, CA, June 22, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Walter Aaron Clark, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Clark excels today as a Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). For nearly three decades, he has not only taught a full range of undergraduate and graduate classes but also served on various university committees, organized conferences, and conducted research throughout Europe and the Americas. Prior to his arrival at UCR, he gained valuable experience as a faculty member at the University of Kansas, and before that as a lecturer at Scripps College, Pomona College, California State University at Long Beach, and UCLA.
Throughout his career, Dr. Clark has focused on the Ibero-American musical heritage. He is the founder and director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at UCR and editor-in-chief of its refereed online journal, Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review. He was the founder and editor of the Oxford series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music and is now editor-in-chief of Oxford's eleven-volume Grove Dictionary of Latin American and Iberian Music. Additionally, he authored the Oxford biographies Isaac Albéniz: Portrait of a Romantic, Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano, and (with William Krause) Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts. He contributed volumes on Albéniz and Joaquín Rodrigo to Routledge's Research and Information Guide series and wrote the book Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar, published by University of Illinois Press. He was the contributing editor of the Routledge volume From Tejano to Tango: Latin American Popular Music and the contributing co-editor of the Norton textbook Musics of Latin America.
An expert performer as well as scholar, Dr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Arts in guitar performance from the University of California, San Diego, and a Doctor of Philosophy in musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. To stay abreast of developments in his discipline, he has been an active member of the American Musicological Society (AMS), the College Music Society, and the Sociedad Española de Musicología. He has also served on many editorial boards. He is the recipient of several major awards, including a Fulbright grant to West Germany, the Ralph Vaughan Williams Research Fellowship in England, and the Robert M. Stevenson Award in Ibero-American Musicology from the AMS.
In a career filled with highlights, Dr. Clark is most proud of being awarded the title Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica, a Spanish knighthood, granted him by King Felipe VI in recognition of his contributions to the study and promotion of Spanish music and culture. Looking toward the future, Dr. Clark aims to retire, pursue additional scholarly endeavors, study Spanish poetry, and engage in charitable work within his community.
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