David Carter, Clarinet

David CarterDavid Carter is Principal Clarinetist and Education Director with the Tulsa Symphony. He is Second Clarinetist with the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and a member of Tulsa Camerata. Previously Carter served for five years as Assistant Professor of Music 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. He has appeared as soloist with orchestra and band on works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Corigliano, and Copland. 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, 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. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife, clarinetist Dr. Angela Carter, and their two children Adella (7) and Simon (4).