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ClarkAuthor of Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera and The Guide to the Aria Repertoire (Indiana University Press), Dr. Mark Ross Clark has taught opera workshop for over twenty years, including nine years at the renowned Indiana University School of Music. He has guest directed in England, Brazil, and regularly leads workshops in Italy, Germany, and throughout the United States. Dr. Clark has adjudicated Metropolitan Opera Auditions for many years, and served as the Indiana District Director for six years. His doctorate degree in opera production was awarded by the University of Washington in Seattle, and he has performance degrees in vocal performance and pedagogy from Indiana University and diplomas from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Clark was contracted to sing at the Giessen Stadtheater in Germany for three years, and was a soloist with the Roger Wagner Chorale and many symphonies in the U.S. He created and performed in Sing Out America! which toured the country for Community Concerts for five years.