Clark Wilson

A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at the age of nine. While growing up, he accompanied numerous stage musicals and was organist at several churches. At this time he was listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest". He also holds Life Member status in the international Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Following several years with the Shantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher, Clark's professional theatre organ career began with his appointment to the featured organist position at the Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has since been on the playing staff at the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pipes and Pizza and Lansing, Illinois, and is currently associated with the new Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona, where he is on the organ staff as well as having assisted with the planning and installation of the world's largest Wurlitzer organ.

Clark's recording credits include six albums. He has given all-transcription recitals for the AGO, played for the 1990 Organ Historical Society convention, and performed at numerous National and Regional conventions of the ATOS, as well as giving a series of highly lauded workshops for young people's Pipe Organ Encounters. He has concertized in the United States, Canada, Australia and England, and done extensive silent film accompaniment, including at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. In addition, he is featured organist for the Summer Movie Series at the famed Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.

Along with a busy concert schedule, Wilson heads his own pipe organ business and is heavily in demand as a tonal consultant and finisher of both theatre and classical pipe organs; he has been given the singular honor of being brought to England multiple times for theatre organ tonal finishing. He has received both the Technician of the Year and Organist of the Year awards from the American Theatre Organ Society, the only person to have done so, and his time is now almost equally divided between concert and technical work. He has been professionally involved with more than 65 other theatre organ installations throughout North America and England.

Last Update: September 4, 2000

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