Richard Clark, Principal Trombone, is a proud long-time member of The New York Pops orchestra. He is also principal trombonist of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, The Mostly Mozart Festival orchestra, Northeastern Pa Philharmonic, Amici New York Orchestra and The American Classical Orchestra. Mr Clark has also performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, The London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque.
He has been lead trombonist for the hit musical, Billy Elliot, and many other Broadway shows, including, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Candide, The King and I, and currently, Cinderella and Motown. Mr. Clark has recorded for Sony Classical, Capital, Columbia, Warner Bros., Nonesuch, and Koch International labels as well as numerous film scores and jingles.
Mr. Clark is adjunct professor of trombone and brass chamber ensembles at William Paterson University. Mr. Clark is married to violist Shelley Holland-Moritz. Their daughter Marielle is a graduate cum laude of Marlboro College, and is a Montessori preschool educator.