Clark Potter

Clark Potter, principal viola of Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, began work as the viola professor at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1996, where he also teaches conducting and music appreciation.  He is an active performer as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. Mr. Potter is the director of NEBratsche, the viola ensemble at UNL and he conducts the Lincoln Youth Symphony, with whom traveled to Budapest and Vienna in 2011. He is also the violist of the Nebraska Chamber Players and is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician at schools in Nebraska and around the region, recently conducting HS honors orchestras in Omaha, NE, Reno, NV, Fort Hays and Olathe, KS, and Yankton and Rapid City, SD.  He has also conducted All-State Middle School Orchestras in Oregon, Alabama and Iowa. He holds degrees from Western Washington University, Indiana University, and California Institute of the Arts.  His teachers in his college years were Peter Marsh, James Dunham, Charmian Gadd, Mimi Zweig and Georges Janzer.  In the parallel realm, Clark loves his family, baseball, and running, among other things.  He is married to Jan Potter, and they have a daughter, Shannon, who with her husband, Phillip, make their home in Omaha, and a son, Samuel, at Lincoln Southwest H.S.