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As far back as she can remember, Grace has loved to sing. Her very first performances were given in her family’s kitchen, accompanied by various pots and pans and baking utensils. At the age of 16, Grace moved away from home to attend the prestigious arts boarding school, Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied vocal performance under renowned musician and actor Jeffrey Norris. While at Interlochen, Grace was exposed to musicians, painters, writers and filmmakers. It was these brilliant artists that fueled her passion for the arts and fostered her appreciation for collaboration.
Grace then continued on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree of Music through the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, where she studied opera under Cathy Kasch. During her time in college, Grace participated in the operas and musicals as well as groups such as The Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble and the Indian Kathak Dance Ensemble. Her desire to learn more about different styles of music paved the way for her discovery of the bluegrass and acoustic music scene in Colorado. Grace describes attending her first bluegrass show as “absolute magic.” While Grace had always loved performing classical music, she remembers rushing back to her apartment after that first show, opening up her journal, and writing, “this music feels like home.”
Today, Grace performs regularly throughout Colorado. Her deeply expressive vocals and commanding stage presence have the ability to not only captivate her audience, but to transport them. She notes, “I have my classical training and technique to thank for where I am today. No matter what genre of music we go into, if we know how to properly use the voice, we can succeed.” While Grace is a self-proclaimed beginning songwriter, her melodies are hauntingly beautiful and her lyrics have the unique power of leaving her listeners feeling like they were a part of the song itself. Some of her musical songwriter heroes include Gillian Welch, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Bob Dylan.
You can find Grace performing with her band The Grace Clark Band, as well as in collaboration with Meadow Mountain (45th Rockygrass Band Competition Winners). Grace has performed in a number of venues including the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Belly Up, Stem Ciders, Warren Station, Ophelia's, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Samadhi Center for Yoga, and more.
When Grace isn't performing, she spends her time teaching music education at the Denver Language School to 3rd-5th grade students. She also teaches private voice lessons to ages ranging from 8-20 years old with a focus in pop, folk, classical, and musical theatre.