Sean Clarke is an Ottawa-based composer, flutist and theorist originally from Calgary. He completed a doctorate in composition at the University of Montréal under the guidance of Ana Sokolovic and Jonathan Goldman, generously supported by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship. Previously, he studied flute and composition at the Royal Northern College of Music under Peter Lloyd and Anthony Gilbert, and the University of Calgary under Allan Bell and David Eagle.
His works have been performed in France, America, and across Canada, by the National Youth Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini, Robert Aitken, Land’s End Ensemble, Ensemble Mise-En, Ensemble Arkea, and Project Iso, as well as featured in the World Saxophone Congress and the Canadian University Music Society annual conference.
Sean has presented his theory research at national and regional conferences, which focuses on the music of Pierre Boulez and formal function in contemporary music.
As a freelance flutist, Sean has performed in contemporary music festivals in Montréal, Calgary and Saskatoon, with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Red Deer Symphony, and in concert series including the Société de Musique Contemporaine de Québec’s Série Hommage and McGill University’s Schulich Professional Concert Series.