Clare Glackin is a composer of instrumental and vocal concert works whose music has been performed by the Culver City Symphony, USC Symphony, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, and others. She seeks to craft music that is engaging, unique, and fulfilling for both performers and audiences.
Also an oboist, Clare has played in various premieres of student compositions, including performances at USC, Brevard Music Festival, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. She has been a member of the USC Concert Orchestra (receiving the USC Concert Orchestra Award in 2015), and Rice Campanile.
Clare graduated with an MM from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied on a Brown Fellowship. She also holds a BM from USC’s Thornton School of Music, where she was named a Discovery Scholar and Outstanding Graduate of the composition program. Clare’s primary teachers have been Stephen Hartke, Frank Ticheli, Pierre Jalbert and Richard Lavenda. Clare attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summer of 2016, where she studied with Chris Theofanidis. Born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington, Clare also enjoys running, biking, kayaking and baking desserts.