First Trumpet

1969 – Bought $25 trumpet at Old Lyme’s White Elephant Sale. Initially took “5 minute lessons” from brother’s trombone teacher. Learned to read music before words.

Began piano lessons


Began violin lessons


Began horn lessons

1974 – Yes, she played 4 instruments!

Played violin with the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra


Played French Horn in Old Lyme Town Band


Played trumpet, then piano in the L-OLHS Stage band


Jr. High & High School Bands


Stopped playing Trumpet


Performed on piano for the CT State Music Teachers Association Honors Recital Program

1977, 1978, 1981

Laurel Music Camp

Summer 1978

Played horn with the CT Ambassadors of Music to Europe

Summer 1979

Played horn in the CT All-Eastern Music Festival

1979 – 1982

Studied horn with William Nemeth

1979 – 1984

Piano Accompanist for the L-OLHS Chorus

1980 – 1982

Organist for the South Lyme Union Chapel

1980 – 1982

Played horn with the CT Valley Youth Wind Ensemble

1980 – 1982

Played horn in the New England Music Festival

1980 – 1982

Hartt Summer Youth Music Program


Played violin with the CT College Orchestra

1981 – 1982

Played horn with the Thames Valley Symphonic Winds


Played horn in the CT All-State Music Festival

1981 – 1982

Graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School


Received the George Manston Band Scholarship


Entered UCONN’s Music Program


Studied piano with Neal Larrabee

1982 – 1985

Willimantic Philharmonic Orchestra

Played violin, then horn in the Willimantic Community Orchestra.  Last performance on violin. 1983 – 1985

Received the Victor Borge Scholarship


Assistant horn for the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra

1985 – 1987

Bachelor Of Fine Arts – UCONN

Earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from UCONN – Performance on Horn. I was the School Standar Bearer for The School of Fine Arts. 1985

Pursued Ph.D. in Music Theory

1985 – 1991

Studied horn with Dan Culpepper, Paul Ingraham at Yale University


Performed on horn for the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra

1985 – 1989

Taught at Yale

Elementary Studies in Analysis and Composition I and II Introduction to the Elements of Music Ear-Training Lab  1987 – 1989

Yale Philharmonia

Yale Philharmonia and numerous Yale graduate Chamber Ensembles. 1988 – 1990

Presented Paper

”Brahms’s Use of Structural Registration in the Finale of the Third Symphony,”  New England Conference of Music Theorists. 1989

Choir Director for the American Women’s Society in Zürich, Switzerland


Earned Ph.D./Graduation


Performed on horn with the Symphonishe Orchester Zürich


Played horn with the Musikverien Kempttal


Substitute horn for the Honolulu Symphony

1992 – 1994

Church Organist and Choir Director at the Mililani, HI Presbyterian Church


Taught K-8 for the Hoala School


Paper Presentation

Paper Presentation,”Orchestration’s Role in Brahms’s Compositional Process:  Development of an Analytical Method,” Society of Music Theorists. 1993

Taught at SUNY Orange

Basic Musicianship I/II Advanced Musicianship II Introduction to the Orchestra History of Western Music to 1750 History of Western Music from 1750 to the present Fundamentals of Music Introduction to Music Elementary Piano I Private instruction in French horn, piano Conducting, music theory, aural skills 1994 – present

Founded the SUNY Orange Chamber Ensembles

Created / founded the SUNY Orange Chamber Ensemble. Coach the SUNY Orange Chamber Ensembles: Various combinations of strings, woodwinds, and brass. 1997 – May 2017

Principal horn

Principal Horn for the Classic Choral Society Orchestra. 1998 – 2014

Conductor of the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra

Created/founded the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra. Conductor of the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra, a multi- generational 60+ member orchestra. 1998 – May 2017

Horn for the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra


Conducting: Sweeney Todd

Conducted Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for SummerStar Theatre. 2002

Chamber Ensemble Arrangements

Arranged / transcribed numerous works for chamber ensembles. 2004 – Present

Hudson Opera Theatre’s Assistant Conductor


Principal horn for the Hudson Opera Theatre

2005 – present

Choir Director

Choir Director/Accompanist for the Blooming Grove United Church of Christ. 2007 – 2009

Horn for the Opera of the Highlands


Hudson Opera Theatre Chorus Rehearsal Accompanist

2010 – 2014

Conductor of the National Woodwind Ensemble

2012 – Present

Orange County New York Arts Council

Orange County New York Arts Council’s 2012 Arts Organization Honoree

Cortland Chamber Orchestra “New Year’s Day Gala” Concert – Guest conductor


Conductor Of Cheshire Symphony Orchestra


Horn for Windham Theatre Guild

Performance of Into the Woods 2015

Established Music Studio in Chester CT


Chamber Music by the River

A weekend of woodwind quintets and decet music directed by Hilarie Clark Moore.  The inaugural recital of chamber music in the Hilarie Clark Moore Music Studio in Chester, CT. April 10, 2016

Guest Conductor for the Willimantic Orchestra

Guest Conductor for the Willimantic Orchestra. April 30, 2017

Conductor of the New London Community Orchestra

Conductor of the New London Community Orchestra September 26, 2018 – January 2022

Conductor of the Southeastern Connecticut Community Orchestra

Conductor of the Southeastern Connecticut Community Orchestra February 2022 – Present

The Launch of The Fishergirl

Developmental Workshop of The Fishergirl in an informal performance – March 13, 2022 at 3 pm at Hilarie Clark Moore Music Studio Concert Version of The Fishergirl with full orchestra produced by the Hudson Opera Theatre. Location – First Presbyterian Church, 142 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950. Dates of Performances: Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm,  Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm