David Carter is Principal Clarinet and Education Director with the Tulsa Symphony as well as Acting Principal Clarinet with the Tulsa Opera Orchestra in Tulsa, Oklahoma (U.S.A.). He is also Clarinet Instructor at the University of Tulsa and performs and teaches each summer at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, Montana (U.S.A.).
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 the United States and his solo appearances include performances of concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Corigliano and Copland.
He 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.