SONDRA CLARK is a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music in New York City; San Jose State University, where she received a Master's Degree and an Outstanding Music Student Award; and Stanford University, where she completed her Ph.D. on an Ella Moore Shiels Fellowship for Academic Excellence. Her composition teachers have included Vincent Persichetti, Norman Lloyd, and George Perle. She has participated in master classes and seminars with Darius Milhaud, Lou Harrison, Dane Rudhyar, Aaron Copland, John Cage, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Dr. Clark was a member of the San Jose State University Music Faculty for twelve years, teaching music theory, history, and advanced piano. She is an internationally recognized specialist on the music of Charles Ives and a long-time Bay Area music critic. Her writing posts have included music critic of the Oakland Tribune and contributor to the San Francisco Examiner, American Heritage, Clavier, and The Musical Quarterly. Now retired from university teaching and music criticism, Dr. Clark devotes herself to composing full time. Since 1990, over forty of her compositions have won honors, including four ASCAP awards. Her works are performed internationally and have received unanimously enthusiastic response.