David CarterEducation Director

David Carter is Principal Clarinetist and Education Director with the Tulsa Symphony. He is a member of the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and serves as a board member and musician with Tulsa Camerata. Previously Carter served for five years as Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet, saxophone) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. He has performed in the clarinet sections of many notable orchestras including the Fort Smith Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL (Monterrey, Mexico), and Detroit Symphony. He is a founding member of Duo Avanzando (clarinet and percussion) with whom he has performed and presented master classes in the United States, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. Several new works have been written for the duo, including premieres for Bernadette Speach, Kenneth Fuchs, William Ortiz, Justin Writer, Anne­Valerie Leibundgut Brittan, and Beau Mansfield. Duo Avanzando released their first CD, Projecting Back, in spring 2011 and are currently recording a second. He has appeared as soloist with orchestra and band on works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rimsky­Korsakov, and Corigliano, and most recently performed Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the Fort Smith Symphony under John Jeter in May 2013. Dr. Carter earned his DMA from the University of Oklahoma as a Graduate Alumni Fellow. He also holds a BM from the University of North Texas, an MM from The Ohio State University, and a graduate certificate in orchestral studies from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). Carter is a Selmer Paris Artist and performs on Privilege clarinets.

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