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Elizabeth Clark-Jerez

Songwriter


Elizabeth Clark-Jerez is the harpist/vocalist/songwriter for Mamalama, the Hudson Valley-based indie chamber orchestra. She has been steeped in the music of many different cultures through her world travels and apprenticeships, especially the music of modern and ancient Europe (sacred/early, renaissance, folk, classical), the traditional music of Native North and South American indigenous peoples (Algonquin/Cree, Andean), West African music, various American pop/folk/roots songwriters, and modern orchestral composers. Her formal studies include music composition at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and monastic music studies in “Contemplative Musicianship” with music-thanatology (music for the dying) pioneer Therese Shroeder-Sheker.