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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experience — supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Spring 2020 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Arts @ Clarke


October 27

Lion’s Den Sessions: Tom Riley

Clarke faculty member and accomplished musician Tom Riley will perform a live-streamed 30-minute concert from Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.

Virtual event, 7 p.m.

Watch live


Sally Kohn
Vision of a Less Divisive Election

Mackin-Mailander Lecture

Sally Kohn is an accomplished author, political commentator, and CNN contributor. During her lecture, she will take aim at the upcoming Presidential election and share her vision of a more unified America.

Note: This lecture has been postponed until Spring 2021

The Arts

The Arts at Clarke series features performers, lecturers, musicians, dancers, poets, and writers from across the country and around the world. We have hosted such talents as Thompson Square, Maya Angelou, Andy Grammer, Javier Colon, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Step Afrika!

We pride ourselves in attracting top professional talent to both teach and perform. Major programs of study are available in art, graphic design, music, and music education.

Javier Colon performing at Clarke
Javier Colon, The Voice Season One winner, performs at Clarke.


Doors generally open 30 minutes prior to performances, unless noted otherwise. Admission to all drama department events begins 45 minutes prior to curtain. Seats for all events are general admission. Times and dates are subject to change.