Alamosa community and ASU were key to pianist success

Caleb R. Clark. (Courtesy photo).

“I call this place my home because I grew up here, I learned my trade here, and with the help of Adams State, I have contin- ued to perfect my skills as a professional musician.” - Caleb R. Clark

ALAMOSA — Caleb R. Clark followed a more lyrical path on his way to receiving his Adams State University Bachelor of Arts in music performance, piano. The native of Erie, Colo. moved to Alamosa as a college freshman to study music education. After three semesters, he took a break and spent the next ten years working in the music industry. However, he decided to finish what he had started.

“I call this place my home because I grew up here, I learned my trade here, and with the help of Adams State, I have continued to perfect my skills as a professional musician.” Clark will perform live with fellow piano performance graduate Miriam Lipke at the 2020 Spring Virtual Comm e n c e m e n t Ceremony on Saturday.

“I have seen the quality of the Adams State Music Department grow over several years and am pleased to be a part of it.” His professors shared life experiences, the good and the bad. They also asked him for advice as well. By making him feel more like a colleague than a student, he was able to share his experiences with fellow students, which helped them along their journey. With the benefit of several scholarships, plus two summer school sessions, Clark is graduating with honors in four-and-a-half years with little debt. Clark was accepted to the jazz and commercial music program at the University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.

“This is a fantastic community to have lived in the past fifteen years. They have offered me so much support in so many ways that I could not even begin to list. Now that I have completed my original goal of moving to the valley, to graduate from Adams State, it will be so difficult to move away from this beautiful place.

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