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About Me

Recognized for his passion in drumming excellence,

Christian works as a freelance drummer and music educator in the Washington D.C. area. He is available for live music gigs, rudimental percussion clinics, and private lessons.

Masters in Music Jazz Studies University of Maryland

B.S. Music Education University of North Alabama

Christian has played or recorded with Ted Nash, James Benson, Peter Edelman, Sal DeRaffele, Nathan Garrett, Michael Price, Ken Watters, John Lee, Nicole Saphos, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, Olney Big Band.

During his time at the University of Maryland, Christian performed with the Jazz Ensemble and Graduate Jazz Quintet. He was accepted into the all-star Mid Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra (MACJO),  performing two sold out shows atNew York’s famous Dizzy’s Club


Christian also specializes in marching percussion. Established in a strong rudimental tradition, Christian has performed multiple seasons with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and Music City Mystique indoor drumline.

His honors include Rookie of the Year”, the “Distinguished Service Award”, and the “Fred Sanford High Percussion Award” (Cadets). Christian was recognized during his three years in Mystique for his excellent visual performance and passionate display of showmanship.

Some of Christian’s current and previous instructors include Chuck Redd, Zoro, Bryan Barley, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Jake Gall, Brian Perez, Carl Eppler, Josh Nelson, Shane Gwaltney, Theo Vernon, and Lloyd Jones.

Christian Clark proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks!