Terry Clark

Terry Clark

Role

Guest lecturer: MSc Dance Science: Performance Psychology and Whole Dancer Study; BA2 Research Methods; Applied Psychology of Music

Area of work

Music and Dance Science

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Email: [email protected]

Biography

Terry is a lecturer and researcher in Dance Science in the Faculty of Dance. Having been a member of the Trinity Laban faculty between 2009-2011 and again since 2015, he has taught and supervised across undergraduate and postgraduate dance and music programmes. Terry specializes in injury prevention for performing artists, performance psychology, and the development of performance skills. He frequently presents his research at national and international conferences and has published numerous papers and book chapters.

Terry is a long standing member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). He is also a member of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health, serving on the injury tracking sub-committee where he is currently helping to develop an injury surveillance protocol for use at Dance/USA member companies.

Following a Masters of Music in flute performance, Terry Clark completed his doctorate at the Royal College of Music in London, UK, in Performance Science. His thesis examined the role of mental skills in musicians’ development, training, and practice and performing activities. Terry then completed a two-year research fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, during which he researched the physicality and psychology of training and performing within the performing arts. This was followed by three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. His research involved developing and evaluating health promotion and injury prevention initiatives for performing artists.

 

Qualifications / Educational Background

 DMus Performance Science, Royal College of Music, UK, 2011

Masters of Music Flute performance, University of Western Ontario, 2004

Artist Diploma Flute performance, University of Western Ontario, 2003

Bachelor of Music (with distinction) Flute performance, University of Calgary, 2002

Teaching Experience

  • Guest lecturer: M567 Performance Psychology: Embodiment and Perceptual Learning; MSc Dance Science, Trinity Laban
  • Guest lecturer: M565 Whole Dancer Study; MSc Dance Science, Trinity Laban
  • Guest lecturer: Applied Psychology of Performance; MMus Performance, Trinity Laban
  • Guest lecturer: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching; MMus Performance, Trinity Laban
  • Guest lecturer: Research Methods; BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban
  • Independent Project Supervisor; MSc Dance Science, BA Dance Theatre, MMus Performance, Trinity Laban
  • Guest lecturer: Performance Health and Wellbeing; MSc Performance Science, Royal College of Music, UK
  • Guest lecturer: Level 3 Psychology of Performance; BMus Performance, Royal College of Music, UK
  • Guest lecturer: Level 2 Psychology of Music; BMus Performance, Royal College of Music, UK
  • Guest lecturer: Medical Problems in Musicians and Dancers; MSc Performance Arts Medicine, University College London, UK
  • Guest lecturer: Performance Studies; MMus Performance, Royal Holloway, UK
  • Guest lecturer: Topics in Dance Medicine; Master of Fine Arts in Dance, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Guest lecturer: Physiological Aspects of Aging, Disease, and Physical Activity; BSc Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada

Creative Outputs

Publications
  • Chomiak, T., Pereira, F.V., Clark, T., Cihal, A., & Hu, B. (2015). Concurrent arm swing-stepping (CASS) can reveal gait start hesitation in Parkinson's patients with low self-efficacy and fear of falling. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, Epub ahead of print.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (in press). Applications within performance psychology. In M. Raub, B. Lobinger, S. Hoffmann, A. Pizzera, & S. Laborde (eds.), Performance Psychology: A Scientific Guide across Perception, Action, Cognition, and Emotion. Elsevier.
  • Clark, T., Gupta, A., & Ho, C. (2014). Developing a dancer wellness program employing developmental evaluation. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 731.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00731.
  • Clark, T., Lisboa, T., & Williamon, A. (2014). An investigation into musicians’ thoughts and perceptions during performance, Research Studies in Music Education, 36(1), 17-34. doi: 10.1177/1321103X14523531.
  • Clark, T., Lisboa, T., & Williamon, A. (2014). Learning to be an instrumental musician. In I. Papageorgi & G. Welch (eds.), Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning (pp. 287-300). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Clark, T., Williamon, A., & Redding, E. (2013). The value of health screening in music conservatoires. Clinical Rheumatology, 32, 497-500.
  • Clark, T. & Lisboa, T. (2013). Training for sustained performance: Moving toward long-term musician development. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 28(3), 159-168.
  • Clark, T. (2013). Mental skills in music: Investigating use, ability, and training [Abstract]. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, 23, 67-68. DOI: 10.1037/a0032130.
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., Feeley, G., & Redding, E. (2013). Pointing to performance ability: Examining hypermobility and proprioception in musicians. In A. Williamon & W. Goebl (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013 (pp. 605-610). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Clark, T. & Redding, E. (2012). The relationship between postural sway and dancers’ past and future lower-limb injuries, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 27(4), 199-206.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2012). Imagining the music: Methods for assessing musical imagery ability, Psychology of Music. 40(4), 471-493.
  • Clark, T., Williamon, A., & Aksentijevic, A. (2012). Musical imagery and imagination: The function, measurement and application of imagery skills for performance. In D. Hargreaves, D. Miell, & R. MacDonald (eds.), Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Creativity, Performance, and Perception (pp. 351-365). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2011). Evaluation of a mental skills training program for musicians, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 342-359.
  • Clark, T., McGill, A., & Redding, E. (2011). The relationship between balance and dancers’ past and future lower-limb injuries [Abstract]. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 26, 179.
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., & Redding, E. (2011). Investigating the physiological demands of musical performance. In A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & L. Bartel (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011 (pp. 137-143). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., Feeley, G., & Redding, E. (2011). The role and value of implementing health screening programs within music conservatoires. In A. Williamon, D. Edwards, & L. Bartel (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011 (pp. 335-340). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Clark, T. (2011). Mental Skills in Music: Investigating Use, Ability, and Training. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Royal College of Music.
  • Clark, T. (2010). Review of The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-related Injury, by Alan H.D. Watson, The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (2009), Research Studies in Music Education, 34, 326-329.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2009). Developing evidence-based interventions to enhance performance, in A Williamon, S Pretty, & R Buck (eds.), Proceedings of 
  • the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 97-102). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2009). Imagining the music: A context-specific method for assessing imagery ability, in A Williamon, S Pretty, & R Buck (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 572-578). Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Clark, T., Nordin, S. M. & Walker, I. (2009). Beyond physical practice: Psychological skills training for enhanced performance. Foundations for Excellence (DCSF Music & Dance Scheme) Fact Sheet.
  • Walker, I., Nordin, S. M., & Clark, T. (2009). Losing yourself in the dance, or lost to nerves? Performance anxiety and flow in music and dance. Foundations for Excellence (DCSF Music & Dance Scheme) Fact Sheet.
  • Gregg, M., Clark, T., & Hall, C. (2008). Seeing the sound: An exploration of the use of mental imagery by classical musicians. Musicae Scientiae, 12, 231-247.
  • Clark, T., Williamon. A., & Lisboa, T. (2007). The phenomenology of performance: Exploring musicians’ perceptions and experiences, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 35-40), Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
  • Backus, B. Clark, T., & Williamon, A. (2007). Noise exposure and hearing thresholds among orchestral musicians, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 23-28), Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC). 
  • Gregg, M. & Clark, T. (2007). Theoretical and practical applications of mental imagery, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International
  • Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 295-300), Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).

 

Conference Presentations
  • Clark, D., Ogden, N., Clark, T., Jewitt, K., Duke, K., Carson, V. (2015). Physical Literacy: An Early Childhood Paradox. International Physical Literacy Conference. Poster presentation at the 2015 International Physical Literacy Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Clark, T. (2013).Company-based injury prevention research: Gathering the evidence. Performing Arts Medicine Conference: Focusing on Injuries in Performing Artists, Calgary, Canada
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., Feeley, G., & Redding, E. (2013). Pointing to performance ability: Examining hypermobility and proprioception in musicians. International Symposium on Performance Science 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Clark, T., Cihal, A., Chomiak, T., Ranawaya, R., & Hu, B. (2013). Can single-leg stance time be used to assess bilateral progression of Parkinson’s disease? 3rd World Parkinson Congress, Montreal, Canada.
  • Cihal, A., Luan, K., Meyer, N., Chomiak, T., Clark, T., & Hu, B. (2013). Validation of a novel GaitReminderTM Apple iPod application to measure real-time stride data and control music play in a gait rehabilitation program for people with Parkison’s disease. 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hu, B., Clark, T., & Cihal, A. (2013). The utilization of a one-leg balance task for assessing balance and disease bilaterality in people with Parkinson’s disease. 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hu, B., Cihal, A., & Clark, T. (2013). AmbuloSono: A sensorimotor contingency-based musical walking program for people living with Parkinson’s disease. 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney, Australia.
  • Clark, T. & Lisboa, T. (2012). Training for sustained performance: Moving toward long-term musician development. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 30th Annual Symposium, Snowmass, Colorado, USA.
  • Holmes, P., Munro, J., Clark, T., & Redding, E. (2012). Raising awareness of the benefits of effective voice screening: A study of vocal health among undergraduate singing students. Reflective Conservatoire 2012, London, UK.
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., & Redding, E. (2011). Investigating the physiological demands of musical performance. International Symposium on Performance Science 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  • Clark, T., Holmes, P., & Redding, E. (2011). The role and value of implementing health screening programs within music conservatoires. International Symposium on Performance Science 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  • Clark, T., Watkins, K., & Redding, E. (2011). Injury tracking in a dance conservatoire: Process, findings, and implications. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 21st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Clark, T., McGill, A., & Redding, E. (2011). The relationship between balance and dancers’ past and future lower-limb injuries. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 29th Annual Symposium, Snowmass, Colorado, USA.
  • Clark, T., Blazy, L., McGill, A., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S., Quin, E., & Redding, E. (2010). Physiological differences between students, pre-professional and professional dancers. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham, UK.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2009). Exploring performance timing profiles to assess musicians’ imagery abilities. Research in Imagery and Observation Meeting, Lincoln, UK.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2009). Developing evidence-based interventions to enhance performance. Symposium on the Psychology of Dance: Research and Application, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Clark, T., Lisboa, T., & Williamon, A. (2009). The phenomenology of performance: Exploring musicians’ perceptions and experiences. Conservatoires UK Symposium, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2009). Preparing to perform: A mental skills training programme for musicians. DOCUMA Collegium, Royal College of Music, London, UK.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2008). Preparing to perform: A mental skills training programme for musicians. Music, Health, and Happiness, Manchester, UK.
  • Clark, T. & Williamon, A. (2008). Beyond the Betts: Exploring ecologically valid methods for assessing musicians' imagery abilities, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC10), Sapporo, Japan.
  • Clark, C. & Clark, T. (2008). Noise at work regulations 2005: The road to compliance, Association of British Orchestras Annual Conference 2008, Brighton, UK.
  • Gregg, M., Hall, C., & Clark, T. (2006). Beyond sport: Motor imagery for musical performance. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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