TEACHER OF WOODWIND
Maurice "SirClarke" Clarke, a luminary in the realms of education, music, and performance, traces his beginnings to Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, Jamaica. There, he not only led the school's band and choir but also excelled in ABRSM and CXC Music, setting the stage for his musical journey. His pursuit of a Trained Teacher Diploma in Music Education at Edna Manley College was marked by the founding of the gospel stage band "Until Ferda Notis" and active involvement in the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.
Maurice's teaching tenure, commencing in 2002 at Anchovy High School and Montego Bay High School for Girls, showcased his dedication across various musical disciplines, earning accolades in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Music festival. The establishment of Naturally Musical in 2013 served as a launching pad for emerging talents, while the inception of the Distinguished Intelligent Artists Initiative birthed prestigious competitions like D.I.V.A. and D.I.J.A., instrumental in molding Jamaica's vibrant music scene.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Carolina University, Maurice's voyage led him to the Turks and Caicos Islands, where he introduced Perform on Point through his Initiative, leaving an indelible mark on the local musical landscape.
For over two decades, Maurice, affectionately referred to as "Sir Clarke," has captivated audiences along Jamaica's North Coast and in the Turks and Caicos Islands, showcasing his mastery as a multi-instrumentalist. Currently, he imparts knowledge in the Bermuda Public School System and serves as the esteemed Woodwind tutor at the Bermuda School of Music. His passion for musical expression transcends boundaries, evidenced through enchanting performances at dining venues, weddings, and various events, including his evocative summer busking sessions in Hamilton. Through these endeavors, Maurice ignites a profound love for music among diverse age groups in Bermuda and wherever his melodies resonate.