Sabrina Clarke

Assistant Professor, Music

111 Wainwright Music Building

(919) 760-8578


Dr. Sabrina Clarke teaches courses in music theory and composition. She is passionate about inclusive music theory pedagogy and advocacy for historically marginalized composers. 

Dr. Clarke’s compositions have been performed around the United States and abroad, at events including the Penn State New Music Festival; the Music by Women Festival; the Common Tone Music Festival; the International Trombone Festival; the University of Louisville New Music Festival; the Society of Composers Region III Festival; the Composer’s Voice Concert Series; and the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival in Amsterdam. Notable works include On Whale Beach: Dances for String Quartet, commissioned by the Skyros Quartet; Love Songs for Ada, commissioned by the East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP); and Still ist’s im Wald for solo soprano and chamber orchestra.

Dr. Clarke’s research involves gender, narrative, and temporality in twentieth-century music. She has presented papers at meetings of the Society for Music Theory (SMT), the American Musicological Society (AMS), and the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (MTSMA). She has also presented at various other regional, national, and international conferences including the Women in the Creative Arts Conference at the Australian National University and the American Women Pianist-Composers: Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño Conference at the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Clarke lives in Raleigh with her husband, two rescue dogs, and an ever-expanding collection of plants.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Music Composition, Temple University, 2016
M.M. in Music Composition, Temple University, 2012
B.A. in Music Theory and Composition, McDaniel College, 2010

Need help locating someone?
Human Resources
1st Floor Park Center
(919) 760-8898
(919) 760-8164