David Cook is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Millikin University and Principal Clarinet of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. His teaching responsibilities include applied clarinet, clarinet methods, chamber music, music theory, and aural skills. He is also clarinetist for the Appian Duo (with Emily Grabinski, piano), the Greyline Duo (with Alexandra Rodriguez, flute), and the wind quintet Fiati Five. Previously a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet, David has also performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Norman Philharmonic, and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra. As a chamber musician, David has performed at Chamber Music Campania, with the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, the From the Edge Chamber Music Series, and the Kemp Concert Series.
David’s recent and upcoming performances include the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, the College Music Society National Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference, the American Single Reed Summit, 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 Clarinet, the NACWPI Journal, and The Instrumentalist.
David holds BM and BME degrees from Central Michigan University, MM degrees in clarinet performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, and the DMA degree in clarinet performance and the MM degree in music theory from the University of Oklahoma. David’s principal teachers include Suzanne Tirk, Chad Burrow, Theodore Oien, and Kennen White.