Zack Clark – Cello

Zack Clark began playing the cello in the fourth grade and has found a true passion for the instrument over the years. In the ninth grade, Zack was selected as principal cellist of the Arizona All-State Orchestra and was principal cellist for three consecutive years. In 2005, Zack was named principal cellist of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Orchestra and the National High School Honors Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, Zack was offered scholarships from The Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, Arizona State University, the Herberger Institute, and The Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2005, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with world-renowned cello performers and pedagogues Desmond Hoebig and Richard Aaron.

After serving a full-time mission in Scotland for two years, Zack received another scholarship and transferred to Arizona State University. In recent years, Zack has played with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, Musica Nova Orchestra, and the Symphony of the Southwest. He has also recorded cello with several producers for studio albums by artists including Scarlett Rabe, Aj Odneal, Regular Heroes, Lily, and Wild Earth. In 2011, Zack co-wrote and recorded two instrumental songs with Kregg that are featured on iTunes on The Music of The Art of Celebration Southwest, the soundtrack for a book by Panache Partners Publishing Company.

Zack graduated from Arizona State University in 2013 with a degree in cello performance. While there, he studied cello with Thomas Landschoot, international performer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Zack co-founded Simply Three and currently helps arrange and write the group’s music and designs and manages their online presence and marketing campaigns.