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Larry Clark

Music by Larry Clark (b. 1963) is some of the most popular and most performed by concert bands and string orchestras of all ability levels. Larry is equally adept at writing music for beginners as he is for high school and college ensembles. His music is tuneful, contains a fresh harmonic perspective, is well scored and stretches the musicianship of the performers. He prides himself on producing music that is not only intriguing to performers and audiences alike but that contains a playability that comes from a keen understanding of the technical difficulties inherent in all instruments. His pieces have been performed internationally and appear on numerous contest/festival performance required music lists. He is an ASCAP award-winning composer, has over 300 publications in print and is in demand to write commissions for bands and orchestras across the country.

In addition to his abilities as a composer, Larry is the founder and President of Excelcia Music Publishing. His new company will focus on educational music for band, choral and orchestra along with related methods and books. Prior to Larry starting his own publishing company, he served for over eighteen years as Vice President, Editor-in-Chief for Carl Fischer Music, and before that, as Instrumental Music Editor for Warner Bros. Publications. Larry travels the world presenting clinics/workshops and guest conducting appearances. His background as a former middle school director and Director of Bands at Syracuse University, combined with his composing and editing, have placed Larry at the forefront of music for school ensembles. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Florida State University and Masters Degrees in Conducting and Composition from James Madison University in Virginia. For more information about the music of Larry Clark, visit his website

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The (Live!) Music Goes On

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all.  In my 26 years in the music publishing industry, few things have impacted music in our schools more profoundly.  Many school ensembles have been unable to meet or have done so in small groups or virtually.  Composers and arrangers have struggled without commissions and guest appearances.  Many (myself…
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What Good Is Marching Band?

Another school year is off and running and you know what that means? Football! Oh, and yes marching band. Many band directors have a love, hate relationship with marching band and there are many who wish it was not even part of what we have to do in music education. Others love it to the…
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6 New Concert Band Pieces Added to the Alabama Bandmasters Association Performance List!

Excelcia Music Publishing is proud to announce 7 of our new concert band pieces were added to the North Carolina Music Educators Association performance list! Blades of Steel (Class D) by Larry Clark Golden Dawn (Class D) by Peter Terry O Waly, Waly (Class D) by Jon Bubbett Sun Voyager (Class C) by Peter Sciaino…
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7 Band Pieces Added to the Ohio Music Educators Association Performance List

Excelcia Music Publishing is proud to announce 7 of our new concert band pieces were added to the North Carolina Music Educators Association performance list! Appalachian Sunrise (JH Band A) by R. Alan Carter The Great Clipper Race (JH Band A) by Matthew R. Putnam Canterbury Sketches (JH Band B) vy Jason Taurins Byzantine Dances…
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