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Clark Hubbard is a graduate student pursuing Master of Music Degrees in Percussion Performance and Chamber Music at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. Originally from Ohio, Clark holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and has also studied at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (The Royal Danish Academy of Music).

While at Vanderbilt, Clark was a member of the “Spirit of Gold” Marching Band and “Spirit of Gold” Basketball Band where he played tenor drums and drum kit, respectively. Clark has also worked as a percussion instructor for Lancaster High School and a chamber music coach at the University of Michigan.

Clark is a percussionist, composer, and graphic designer whose work draws from his backgrounds in classical, contemporary, jazz, minimalist, rock, and art-pop music. A frequent collaborator and advocate for new music, Clark has been involved in over a dozen premieres of new works by other composers and has performed across the globe. He has self-published scores for over twenty of his works for chamber groups and soloists as well as released a handful of electronic music albums.

Michael Haithcock assumed his duties as Director of Bands and Professor of Music (Conducting) at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2001 following twenty-three years on the faculty of Baylor University. Following in the footsteps of William D. Revelli and H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Haithcock conducts the internationally renowned University of Michigan Symphony Band, guides the acclaimed graduate band and wind ensemble conducting program, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Michigan's diverse and historic band program. Ensembles under Haithcock's guidance have received a wide array of critical acclaim for their high artistic standards of performance and repertoire. These accolades have come through concerts at national and state conventions, performances in major concert venues, and recordings on the Albany, Arsis, and Equilibrium labels. Professor Haithcock was selected to conduct the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Bandanna, an opera for voice and wind band, commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association and is a leader in commissioning and premiering new works for concert band. Haithcock has earned the praise of both composers and conductors for his innovative approaches to developing the wind ensemble repertoire and programming. Professor Haithcock is in constant demand as a guest conductor and as a resource person for symposiums and workshops in a variety of instructional settings as well as festival and all-state appearances throughout the country. A graduate of East Carolina University, where he received the 1996 Outstanding Alumni Award from the School of Music, and Baylor University, Haithcock has done additional study at a variety of conducting workshops including the Herbert Blomstedt Orchestral Conducting Institute. The Instrumentalist, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, the School Musician, the Southwest Music Educator, and WINDS magazine have published his articles on conducting and wind literature.