Clovis Lark joined the Utah Symphony Orchestra as Principal Librarian in 2005. Prior to that date, he was Orchestra Librarian for the Indiana University School of Music where he founded the New Vienna Ensemble, devoted to chamber works by Arnold Schoenberg and his many students. During the 1990's he was librarian for the Festival der Zunkunft of Ernen, Switzerland by that festival's founder, pianist György Sebök. He has also assisted the Salt Lake Nova and Intermezzo chamber series. A devotee of modern music and its necessary place in concert venues along side standard repertoire, he has close associations with composer/conductor Pierre Boulez, Cliff Colnot (Director of MusicNow in Chicago), Augusta Read Thomas, former Composer in Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the family of composer Arnold Schoenberg. Mr. Lark has collaborated in correcting new editions of Mahler, Ravel, and, most recently, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Secret Theatre for chamber ensemble.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Clovis Lark grew up in St. Louis, Manhattan, Kansas and Salt Lake City, before moving to New York to attend Columbia University where he studied with Patricia Carpenter and composer Jacques-Louis Monod.
He is an avid mountaineer, cook (those are Colorado's finest native porcini in the photo), cyclist and raving partner to Stephen Proser whenever Arsenal and Olympique Lyon are playing.
Maureen Conroy joined the Utah Symphony as Associate Librarian in 2010 as a long-term substitute musician; in May of 2012, she won the audition for the tenure-track position. Maureen came to Utah after serving as an Assistant Librarian with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked as the Chamber Orchestra Librarian at the Aspen Music Festival and School and as the co-Librarian of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Maureen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Horn Performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara. While earning her Master’s Degree in Horn Performance at the University of Michigan, she was introduced to the music library world while working for the Ensembles Library. While completing her degree, she started working at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as an intern and later was offered a paid position, which turned into a full-time job.
Outside the library, Maureen enjoys hiking, running and cooking with her husband, Kit Weber. Since moving to Utah, Maureen has taken up skiing and has enjoyed exploring the slopes of Alta when she’s not face-down in the powder.