Title: Distinguished Professor of Musicology
Company: University of California-Riverside
Location: Murrieta, California, United States
Walter Aaron Clark, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Musicology at University of California-Riverside, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
Dr. Clark is a distinguished professor of musicology at University of California-Riverside, teaching students here for 19 years. Prior to this, he was a faculty member at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas for 10 years and a teacher at Scripps College and Pomona College, both in Claremont, California. Previously, he was a teacher at California State University and University of California, Long Beach, both in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Clark is the founder and director for the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at University of California, Riverside and an editorial board member for Revista de Musicología, Monumentos de la Música Española, Cuadernos de Música Iberoamericana, Música em Contexto and Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music. He graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance and subsequently earned his master’s in guitar performance from University of California San Diego. He earned his doctorate in musicology from University of California, Los Angeles in 1992.
Dr. Clark became interested in music at a young age, when he heard the songs of the Beatles, and he has loved creating and teaching music ever since. In the next few years, he will continue to further his own education and do more volunteer work for the community.
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