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Joni Clare teaches music and Alexander Technique and offers a variety of services in creativity and wellness. She is also a songwriter and recording artist presenting a strong, eclectic sound mixing original soul-singing with classical and experimental training. Through her skills and music, she shares a message of unity, authenticity and connection.
Joni Clare graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Alexander Technique certification through Oregon Center of the Alexander Technique. Her early collegiate training included classical, jazz, musical theater, and gospel repertoires while performing in the University Choir, Women’s Choir, and Jazz Ensemble. She later specialized in extended vocal techniques, experimental improvisation, composition, and vocal pedagogy with performances in the Contemporary Music Ensemble and Experimental Improvisation Ensemble.
Resident Artist at The Wormfarm Institute
Clare’s early singing and performances took place in church, home and school. She developed a meaning for music singing with her mom and dad in many loving communities that she remains grateful for today. She took every opportunity to sing solos and leads in show choir, musicals, class choir, and Solo and Ensemble competitions. It is very clear that Clare early on carried a strong passion and very little fear to sing, dance, and play instruments and these observations are carried through her performances and teaching services today.
Joni Clare with Fable and the World Flat
In young adulthood, Clare began to plug her voice into Milwaukee’s music scene back-up singing with local groups like Soup and Fable and the World Flat. Her life was studying classical pieces and the Alexander Technique by day and performing music by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Grateful Dead by night. Through this dynamic training she quickly advanced her voice for writing original music and cultivated something eclectic that struck a balance between her collegiate work, reflective writing, and collaborations with other Milwaukee musicians.
She has visited the Wormfarm Institute twice as an artist-in-residence and recorded many freely improvised albums, one being The Waking Hour (2015). Her most recent album Memory Strings (2020) was released with her band, The City Pines out in Portland, Oregon. It is clear that Clare’s studies, projects and musical output carries variety, stepping into many types of expressions with people of all backgrounds and artistic drives.