David Cook

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Applied Instructor, Clarinet

David Cook is E-flat Clarinet/Fourth Clarinet of 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 Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norman Philharmonic, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and the Comic Opera Guild (Ann Arbor, MI). As a chamber musician, David has performed at Chamber Music Campania (Varano, Italy), with the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble (Oklahoma City, OK), the From the Edge Chamber Music Series (Norman, OK), and the Kemp Concert Series (Oklahoma City, OK). 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, Cody W. Forrest, Cody Criswell, and Garrett Gillingham.

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. David’s recent and upcoming performances include the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors conference, the Clarinet Colloquium at Texas A&M University-Commerce, the KNOB New Music Festival, and recitals across the United States. Current and future publications include articles in the NACWPI Journal, The Clarinet, and The Instrumentalist.

David is currently Instructor of Clarinet at Wichita State University. 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, Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance and the Master of Music degree in music theory from the University of Oklahoma. David’s principal teachers include Suzanne Tirk, Chad Burrow, Theodore Oien, and Kennen White.


Office: B106 Duerksen Fine Arts Center
E-mail: david.cook@wichita.edu
Phone: 316.978.6191
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