Applied Instructor, Clarinet
David Cook is E-flat Clarinetist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and clarinetist for the Appian Duo (with Emily Grabinski, piano), the wind quintet Fiati Five, and the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet. He has also performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Norman Philharmonic, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and the Comic Opera Guild (Ann Arbor, Michigan). As a chamber musician, David performs at Chamber Music Campania (Varano, Italy), From the Edge Chamber Music Series (Norman, Oklahoma) and the Kemp Concert Series (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). An advocate for contemporary music, David has commissioned and premiered new works from composers such as David Maslanka, Pierre Jalbert, David Biedenbender, Whitney E. George, and Cody W. Forrest.
David was a winner of the 2015 Oklahoma Community Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the 2010 Betty J. Hixon Saxophone/Clarinet Award and the 2010 Dora Dawson Music Award. He also received honors in the University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition and the White Lake Chamber Music Festival Solo Competition. Recent performances include venues at Midwestern State University and New College of Florida.
David is currently Instructor of Clarinet at Wichita State University. He is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches music theory and aural skills. He previously served as Clarinet Mentor for the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra and taught at Central Michigan University’s Summer Music Camp. David also maintains a private studio in central Oklahoma.
David holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Central Michigan University, as well as Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan. He is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance and the Master of Music degree in music theory at the University of Oklahoma. David’s principal teachers include Suzanne Tirk, Chad Burrow, Theodore Oien, and Kennen White.
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