S. Renee Clark
Renee joined Alliance for our 2019 production of Black Pearl Sings! as music arranger and vocal coach. She is the composer for our Short Gems project in partnership with The Phillips Collection based on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, The Washer Woman.
Ms. Clark has been making music her entire life. Her earliest memories are singing harmony with her sisters in the backseat as her father made long road trips. She began directing the children's choir in her father’s church at the age of eight. And was employed at the age of 15 to accompany and prepare choirs at another local church. She attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MASS.
She has had a very exciting career in music. She has performed in all types of ensembles ranging from jazz, dance, soul, funk, rock and country music. Clark participated on a Department of Defense Tour entertaining troops in Germany, France, Scotland and England. Clark was the headliner for The Black Diamond Show touring Scandinavian Cruise Ships. She toured for 12 years as a solo performer (piano/vocal) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Clark facilitated many Gospel Choir Workshops in Sweden and Denmark.
Ms. Clark’s theatrical credits include Axam Dance Theatre Experience; The Lyric Theatre Dreamgirls Horizon Theatre Blackberry Daze, Right On, Every Tongue Confess, Sheddin, Avenue Q—2011 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Music Director, Madeline’s Christmas, Three Sistahs, The Thing About Men, Cafe Puttanesca, Uprising, Toxic Avenger, Blackberry Daze; Theatrical Outfit A Little Princess, Gift of the Magi: Big River--- 2009 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Music Director, Gee’s Bend, Waiting To Be Invited, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Travellin’ Black (playwright/composer); Fabrefaction Urinetown; True Colors Spunk; Trey Anthony’s Da Kink in my Hair; Alliance Theatre By the Way Velma Stark, Jesus Christ Super Star Gospel, Jacques Brel, Avenue X, Cinderella and Fella (composer), Jungle Book, the Wizard of Oz; Theatre In The Square His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Mahalia, The Blue Door; The New American Shakespeare Tavern Hamlet the Musical, Irma Vep, Cabaret, The Fantasticks; The New Jomandi Ain’t Misbehavin’; Synchronicity/ Aurora Theatre Petite Rouge; Synchronicity Fancy Nancy, Three Little Birds; Youth Ensemble of Atlanta Endangered Species, Colors of Love, Urban Holiday Soup; Jomandi Productions Josephine Live, El Hajj Malik, Queen of the Blues, Dunbar’s Fantasy; Center for Puppetry Arts Tall Tales, Ruth and the Green Book, Brer Rabbit; Georgia Ensemble Theatre Once On This Island, 9 to 5 The Musical, Bullets Over Broadway.
She has performed as well as composed works featured at Metro Stage, Alexandria VA; Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, San Francisco, CA; The Guild Theatre, Sacramento CA, The San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA, The Ensemble Theatre, Houston TX. She has MD’d musicals at Georgia State University, Clayton State University and Clark/Atlanta University.