TN Music Pathways - Clarence Cameron White

200 North 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040


Clarence Cameron White is designated along the Tennessee Music Pathways because he was one of the most exceptional composers and violinists of the early 20th century and was also dedicated and active academically. He wrote articles on violin pedagogy and history for The Negro Music Journal and served as the head of the string department of the Washington Conservatory of Music. White composed many wonderful works, played the violin with dedication and passion, met many notable musicians, and moved all over the United States in pursuit of music. His work throughout his life undoubtedly contributed to shaping a new black cultural identity and has impacted the classical repertoire to this day. All his life, White actively performed, taught, and composed. He lived for the music, and it never let him down. Read more about White in his bio on Clarksville Connections.

Clarence Cameron White's historic marker is presently in storage while the installation site is under reconstruction. The marker will be replaced on its original site or nearby once construction of the F&M Arena is complete.