Professor Arts Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Activities East 225C
B.S. (Education) 1975, Wheelock College
M.Ed. (Early Childhood Education) 1976, Lesley College
Ed.D. (Early Childhood Education) 1981, Boston University
Leland Clarke is professor of Education and Music. Prior to coming to Wheelock College in 1994, he taught for 18 years in the Boston Public Schools. He teaches music performance and music history courses.
Most recently, he produced "I Sing a World, a 7-CD Boxed Set and Educator's Guide that takes listeners beyond the familiar range of well-known lullabies and nursery rhymes to traditional songs from Japan, Wales, Germany, Africa, India, Ireland, England, Sweden, China and the United States. The set was produced and published in collaboration with Andell Records, the Wheelock Arts Dept., and Wheelock's Center for International Programs and Partnerships. Clarke has also published "My Lord, What a Morning, African American Spirituals" by Andell Records.
He is the creator of The Roxbury Historical Trail, a curator of the Historic Roxbury Foundation, and he serves as pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Hyde Park, MA. He also is a Special Police Officer and Chaplain for the Randolph Police Department.