As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Clare was the winner of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award and worked closely with distinguished artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In 2016–17 she studied in Leipzig, Germany with Peter Bruns on a Fulbright Scholarship. Clare received her Master’s of Music degree from Rice University as a recipient of the three-year Graduate Artist Award granted to her by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. She also graduated with distinction from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Clare is currently the recipient of the five-year Graduate Fellowship as a DMA student at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter College. She is a member of the Victory Players new music ensemble based in Holyoke, the Brooklyn-based Sprechgesang artist collective, and a Center for Musical Excellence young artist.