The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce interim Artistic Director, Kathy Fagan Clark, will be joining the men beginning the 2013-14 Season!
After receiving a Bachelor’s in Music Ed from Ohio University, and a MM from Wright State University, Kathy Fagan Clark went on to become the Vocal Music Director at Centerville HS for 26 years. While there, Kathy has received straight superior ratings at District OMEA. One of Centerville High School’s select vocal groups, The Elktonians, have competed and traveled all over singing the National Anthem for the Cincinnati Red’s, performing at the Grand ‘Ole Opry in Nashville, working with Simon Callaway from The Kings’ Singers in Chicago, competing in Toronto, to recently singing at historical Christ Church in Philadelphia.
Kathy Clark is recently retired from the Vocal Music Director position at Centerville High School where she taught for 26 years. Kathy has been seen in many productions around Dayton including The Human Race productions of Baby, Beehive and Macabaret, as well as Dayton Opera productions of Carmen, La Boheme and The Pirates of Penzance. Kathy has performed her cabaret show to sell out audiences from which two live recordings have resulted. Along with singing the National Anthems at Centerville HS graduations and Cincinnati Reds’ games, she has an album of original songs, recorded at the Gaither Studios entitled “You Are My Friend”. Kathy was also privileged to be a Cabaret Scholar at the Eugene O’Neil Center in Connecticut working with great song stylists like Margaret Whiting, Julie Wilson and Sally Mays to name a few. She is currently a choir member, and soloist, at Dayton Westminster Presbyterian Church, and recently seen in the Dayton Playhouse production of Side by Side by Sondheim.
Kathy is thrilled to be joining the DGMC on their mission “to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley,” and the members couldn’t be more excited to be under her leadership!!
The DGMC season kickoff will be Saturday, December 7th with the Holiday Concert “Celebrate, with a special guest appearance by the Sinclair Community College Handbell Choir, that will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church on North Wilkinson Street in Dayton. For more information, check out the DGMC website.