David Carter, Clarinet

David Carter is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tulsa where he teaches clarinet, saxophone, music history, and woodwind methods. He is also Principal Clarinetist of the Tulsa Symphony and the Tulsa Opera Orchestra. Carter performs and records as a founding member of Duo Avanzando with percussionist Ricardo Coelho de Souza and serves each summer on the artist faculty of the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, Montana. Carter has performed in the clarinet sections of many notable orchestras including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Belém Festival Orchestra (Brazil), Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL (Mexico), and Detroit Symphony. He has performed and presented master classes in Brazil, China, Puerto Rico, and across the United States. Dr. Carter earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma as a Graduate Alumni Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of North Texas, a Master’s of Music degree 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, their two children Adella and Simon, a black lab named Gus, and a chocolate lab named Dexter. In addition to his musical pursuits, Carter is a dedicated endurance athlete and is a member of the DoubleShot Elite sponsored by DoubleShot coffee company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.