I was born in Halifax in the 70’s and from a very early age I began singing and have always been in love with music. I moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia at the age of 10.
I began singing in the church choir and was noticed by Tela Purcell, a local painter who offered to sponsor my education in music by sending me for four lessons with Diane Oxner-Macdonald. I did not know at the time that she was the vocal coach for other great singers including Halifax native Sarah McLachlan.
Through work over the next 4 years, I was offered opportunities to participate in the local Music Festival in German and Italian folk and also in English. I was also able to join the Lunenburg Chorale.
At the same time I was active as a member of a Barbershop Chorus called the Sons of the Sea. I also began pursuing more music in Junior High school at Centre Consolidated and then in International Baccalaureate Music programs while at Park View.
I continued singing in the church choir and performing whenever I could in public. I also began working on music in the summer as part of the summer music program for the Archdiocese of Halifax and was selected for the youth choir and sang for Saint, Pope John Paul II in 1984, when he visited Halifax.
I also participated for two years at the Summer Camp for the Nova Scotia Youth Choir at Acadia University. Music was definitely a big part of my life.
When I married in 1994 I began operation of Clarkcom, a technology company and shortly after opened a recording studio in Bridgewater where I could produce not only my own albums but albums for other musicians.
IN 2000 I recorded an album called “In Tune and On Time”, Artist such as Close to Home, Midlife Crisis, Joyce Seamone and Short Notice all worked on our album during that year. I also did full album productions for Midlife Crisis, Close to Home, The Coalstokers, and Diane Willband.
Our family was growing and my three children and I began performing together as soon as they could walk and talk and we released our first CD, “The Clark Family Group“, and then a second, “We’re still here“, in 2010.
I continued to write songs and produce music after moving to St. Anthony, NL for 5 years and then Sydney, NS for two years before moving back home to the South Shore in 2016. I continue to work on music and perform.
My Sons are either fully grown working or off at university and my daughter is soon going to be graduating high school, so now I will turn back to a solo approach with them coming and participating from time to time as their lives and schedules permit. I hope you enjoy what I have done and what is still to come as I ramp up my second act in this musical life I have been living.