Mattie Moss Clark Gospel Artist

Dr. Mattie Moss-Clark (March 26, 1925 - September 22, 1994) was an American gospel choir director and the mother of The Clark Sisters, a world-renowned gospel vocal group. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony (separating vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor), a technique which is prevalent among gospel choirs today. Mattie Juliet Moss was born the seventh of nine children to ministers Fred and Mattie J. (née Walker) Moss in Selma, Alabama. Moss began playing piano at six. By twelve, she had become the musician for her mother's services at the Church of Christ and Prayer and traveled with her mother to play at mission services, a trend she passed on to daughter Twinkie. After high school, she attended Selma University and received training in classical music and choral singing. Moss moved to Detroit in her early twenties to be with her sister Sybil Burke and became a member of Greater Love Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. There, under the leadership of Bishop W. Rimson, she was baptized in the Holy Ghost and subsequently became the Minister of Music.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 26th, 1925
United States of America
Date of death
September 22nd, 1994 at age of 69
Place of death
Cause of death
Diabetes mellitus
Places lived
Selma , Alabama
pop. 19,912 (2013)




1. Selma University Colleges/University

Selma University is a private, historically black, bible college located in Selma, Alabama, United States. It is affiliated with the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention.

Type Private university
Institution colors
1501 Lapsley Street, 36701 - Selma, Alabama
2011. 507
2010. 441
2009. 255
2011. 40
2010. 31
Local tuition
2010. 5.25 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Selma University connected by profession and/or age

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