Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium
As an orchestral tubist, JáTtik Clark has been invited to perform with the Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, and Seattle Symphonies. His varied chamber music experience includes performances and recordings with Pink Martini, Big Horn Brass, Third Angle Music Ensemble, Chamber Music Northwest and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. JáTtik is also a member of the Pacific Northwest’s premier brass quintet, the Rose City Brass Quintet. As a featured soloist, he has performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto with the Oregon and Vancouver (WA) Symphonies as well as the Corvallis-OSU Symphony. He also gave the Northwest premiere of the Oregon Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik’s Dance Suite for Tuba and Orchestra with the Portland Columbia Symphony. Additionally, JáTtik was featured as a guest co-soloist with the “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band in Washington D.C.
JáTtik also serves as co-principal tuba with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY and principal tuba of the Sunriver Music Festival. In addition to Lewis & Clark College, he also serves as the Applied Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Portland State University, University of Portland, and Mt. Hood Community College, while also being a Co-Instructor of Tuba-Euphonium at Oregon State University.
JáTtik earned his master’s degree in performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in performance (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina in 1997. His primary teachers were Timothy J. Northcut and Dr. Ronald Davis, with additional instruction and great inspiration from Gene Pokorny, Floyd Cooley, James Jenkins, Michael Grose, Steve Norrell and Michael Mulcahy.