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Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Names Antoine Clark Assistant Conductor

ANTOINE T. CLARK

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is welcoming a new assistant conductor, Antoine T. Clark.

A native Virginian and resident of Worthington, Ohio, Clark’s first concert assignment will be the WSO’s Nov. 20 SoundBites concert to be held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Wheeling.

“I am delighted to join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra as assistant conductor,” says Clark. “It’s an honor to join Maestro (John) Devlin, the WSO staff, and musicians as the orchestra builds on its inspiring legacy by exploring new and inventive ways of bringing various classical music traditions, including the works of underrepresented composers, to the Greater Wheeling community.”

Clark was the 2020-2021 assistant conductor of the Chicago Sinfonietta, cover conductor with the 2021 Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and is the founding artistic and music director of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. He also is currently the conductor and music director of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra and music director of the Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra.

Clark holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from The Ohio State University. He also holds a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Devlin, the symphony’s music director, said he looks forward to working with Clark.

“Throughout our Assistant Conductor search process, Antoine stood out for his conducting talent and his clear dedication to music and its power to do good for a community,” Devlin said. “We are so excited to welcome him as the newest member of the WSO team.”

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