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Mothers and Fathers, Kings and Queens! Join Joey Clark, esteemed Encore University educator, for a sneak peek at the next semester of Encore University.

This 90-minute Masterclass will be a royal treat and exploration of the Kings, Queens, Fathers, and Mothers of music—the minds that helped to create impactful genres of music. This is a preview into Joey’s semester-long course where we delve into the lives and performances of those who have been deemed by fans and colleagues alike as the “Kings”, “Queens”, “Mothers” and “Fathers” of music.

We will explore the genres of Gospel and Soul music as we look into the lives of Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles!

DATE AND TIMEWednesday, June 28, 7:30 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET
PRICE$15 per person

Can’t make it to the Zoom? Encore University’s flexibility extends to our Masterclass series, too! A recorded version of the presentation will be sent to all registered participants for later viewing.


Headshot of Joey Clark against a dark background.

Joey Clark is a musical theater and cabaret performer, director and teaching artist. His work has been seen on the stages of The McCarter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Nautilus Music Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre/Artistry, Park Square Theatre, Theatre Mu, Skylark Opera, Frank Theater, Theatre Latte Da, the Ordway, and Crooner’s Supper Club. Joey’s cabaret work began at NYC’s Duplex Cabaret Bar, and he has since gone on to direct, musical direct and perform in scores of cabarets. As an educator, Joey served as musical theatre department chair for Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA) and taught at the Children’s Theatre Company. He continues to teach a wide array of classes, leads choruses, and produces cabarets at senior residences through his partnerships with MacPhail’s Music For Life Program and The History Theatre. He is conductor of the St. Paul Giving Voice Chorus for people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Joey is happy to be a part of the Encore Creativity family!