Music Director at Walker|West Music Academy, Minister of Music at Mount Olivet Baptist Church
Carl Clomon is a current student here at Concordia University, St. Paul. He is studying Music Composition and is set to graduate in 2023 with his B.A. degree. Clomon has an impressive career in the music world already, but has sought to strengthen his skills through CSP.
Clomon currently serves as Music Director for the Amazing Grace Choir. The AGC is dedicated to bringing community and healing to those affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia through music. The group highlights the culture and music of the African American community and is “designed to use the power of music to promote interpersonal connections, access memories, and curb isolation.”
As the Music Director, Clomon’s responsibilities include the planning and conducting of rehearsals and performances, selecting the music repertoire, and creating a curriculum that integrates healing for those with symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Clomon was brought to CSP because of the music programs offered and the outstanding faculty that he later established great relationships with. “Their support and guidance have helped to shape my skill set and catapult my trajectory.” His former school closed suddenly, and CSP was able to welcome him with open arms and an easy pathway for transferring credits and classes.
Additionally, the faith-based aspect of CSP has been a huge bonus for Clomon. He has been able to incorporate his faith into his education and in turn, has been able to grow in all areas of life, not just in the classroom.
“As a person of faith, it has been very comforting to have instructors who lead and approach learning with their faith as well. The values of the University are very similar to my own values, and I have learned to thrive and grow in my journey since coming to CSP.”