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WCA #404 with Chris Clark – Playing Trombone, The Draw of Classical Music, The President’s Own Marine Band, Classical Recording, Planning for Second Career, and the Perfect Guilt Trip. 

My guest is Recording Engineer, Producer, and Trombonist, Chris Clark. Chris works with artists such as Jack Sutte, Thomas Circle Singers, Jonathan Bisesi, and The Lantana Trio on the recording side of things, but he also plays Trombone in The President’s Own Marine Band. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing Up in Commerce, Texas
  • Playing Trombone
  • Listening to Dad’s Vinyl Collection
  • Family Listening to Orchestral Music
  • Hiring an Outside Teacher
  • The Draw of Classical Music
  • Dad’s Return to Music
  • The Perfect Guilt Trip
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Blind Auditions
  • Active Duty Marine 
  • The President’s Own Marine Band
  • Jumping Into Recording
  • Creating a Production Company
  • Classical Recording
  • Gear Used on Remotes
  • Planning for Second Career
  • Accepting Video 
  • Working With Great Musicians
  • Source to Destination Editing
  • Insurance
  • Time Management

Matt’s Rant: Whatever Works

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Chris Clark
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith