Graham Clarke arrived in Texas from Cleveland, OH, via Lake Charles, LA, where he studied piano and organ with Louis Brewer. He received his BM in organ from NTSU (now the University of North Texas) in 1962 and subsequently an MM Ed from NTSU in 1970 with a further teacher certification at NTSU. In the summer of 1976, he studied Spanish and pottery at the Instituto Allenda. He studied organ with Louis Brewer, Helen Hewitt, and Dale Peters, plus voice from the late Virginia Botkin. He has been organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Dallas since 1960, i.e., over fifty years.