Meet Your Directors
Austin Clark - PVHS, PVMS (9th Grade)
Austin is the newly appointed Director of Bands at Pine View High School and Middle School in St. George, UT. A native of Cedar City, UT, Austin is a recent graduate of Southern Utah University in Instrumental Music Education summa cum laude (highest honors) under the direction of Dr. Adam Lambert. He recently finished his student teaching at Snow Canyon High School under the mentorship of Terry Moore and an internship at Cedar Middle School and Cedar High School under the direction of Steve Shirts, David Palmer and Allan Lee. He has boundless energy and is tireless in his striving for perfection, not only in himself, but also from his students.
"Mr. Clark is an excellent leader and equally impressive musician and has demonstrated this time and time again through his leadership among his peers and through his performance, both on the trumpet and as a conductor of ensembles." - Dr. Adam Lambert, SUU
As a performer, Austin toured with Grammy Award Winning Artist Josh Groban as a guest trumpet soloist for his 2016 Stages North American Tour and has performed all over the world with Delfeayo Marsalis, Denis DiBlasio, Reggie Thomas, Dennis Mackrel, Rodney Whitaker, Tariqh Akoni, Roger Ingram, Michael Vance, and many others.
When not creating music, Austin is a very active member of the Linux and Open-Source community and enjoys collaborating with international developers. He is an avid Star Wars fanatic, root beer aficionado, music collector, and loves anything to do with making phenomenal music with his students.