Clarence A. Faulcon is a retired chairperson and professor of music at Morgan State University; a pianist; formerly a conductor and clarinetist for the Philadelphia Concert Orchestra; accompanist; and arts consultant. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in musicology from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.
His career in music education included serving as chairman of the music program at Sulzberger Junior High School, Philadelphia; assistant professor and chairperson of the music department at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, N.Y.; retired chairman and full professor at Morgan State College, then professor at Morgan State University.
He has appeared as pianist and guest lecturer in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. He has been lecturer and accompanist for the International Congress in Arts and Communications (Cambridge, England), meeting several times at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He was arts consultant for the team that helped President Jimmy Carter start the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy. He is on the Luther Tower Senior Services Board of Wilmington, Delaware; a member of the Music Fund Society of Philadelphia; and was selected for the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to West Chester University in 2012.