Composer / Lyricist / Storyteller
has blended music academia and performance in her education and career. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in French horn performance from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. She has taught at both Yale University and the State University of New York, Orange County Community College. As a professional freelance musician on the French horn, she has performed in both local and international symphony orchestras and opera companies.
As an orchestral conductor, Hilarie Clark Moore has over 20 years of experience conducting community orchestras. Presently, she conducts the New London Community Orchestra and the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra in her home state of Connecticut. In addition to conducting, she is the founder and principal coach of Chamber Music by the River, a chamber music festival she runs from her music studio.
In her first major work, The Fishergirl, she expresses her unique voice, “an alluring musical language” in her “Post Romantic” compositional style.