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David Singer

(973) 634-3197
singerclarinet@gmail.com
singerclarinet.com
Education
1967-71

Curtis Institute of Music


Philadelphia, Pa.
Artists Diploma

1973-74

Hochschule fur Musik


Vienna, Austria
Performers Certificate of Achievement

1974-75

Curtis Institute of Music


Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Studies in Chamber Music

1970-73, 74-76, 01 Marlboro Festival/School (summers)


Advanced Studies in Chamber Music

Clarinet Teachers
1960-61, 1962-67
1967-71
1971-72
1961-62, 1973-74

Mitchell Lurie, Disney Studios/Chicago Symphony


Anthony Gigliotti, Philadelphia Orchestra
Robert Marcellus, Cleveland Orchestra
Rudolf Jettel, Vienna Philharmonic

Teaching
2014 present

Elected to the Musical Advisory Board, Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles

2012 present

Director of Clarinet Choir/Coach of the Woodwinds, Moorpark High School

1989-2012

(Emeritus Professor retired)) Professor, Montclair State University, NJ/John J. Cali School of Music
Coordinator Chamber Music and Woodwinds, Professor Clarinet/Chamber Music
Courses included: Clarinet, Chamber Music, Woodwind Methods, Instrumental Literature, Introduction to Music

2001 Fall

Yale University - Guest Teacher

1987-88, 1991-93

Princeton University Waterloo Festival (summers)

1975-76

Dartmouth College - Aulos Wind Quintet

1974-75

La Salle College - Aulos Wind Quintet

1971-73

University of Delaware - Satori Wind Quintet

Performance
1978-2014 (Emeritus)
1987-1998
1980-2010 Guest Artist

Co - Principal Clarinetist Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York


Principal Clarinetist, New York Chamber Symphony, New York
Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, New York

Grammy Awards and solo recordings


2010

Solo Concerti by Aaron Copland and *Robert Aldridge, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra and
The Shanghai String Quartet, American Classics/Naxos
*Grammy award winning composer Robert Aldridge wrote Clarinet Concerto for me in 2004 and I
premiered the work with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in
2005.

2001 Grammy Award

Shadow Dances music of Stravinsky


Principal Clarinet, Orpheus, Deutsche Grammophon

1999 Grammy Award

Gershwins World
Herbie Hancock, Orpheus, Verve

1993

Lazerof Clarinet Concerto ( N.Y. premiere)


New York Chamber Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Delos

1991

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Orpheus, D.G.

1989 Grammy nomination

Appalachian Spring

Principal Clarinet, Orpheus, D. G.


1975

Reger Sonata (with Rudolf Serkin)


Marlboro Recording Society

Premieres of Chamber Music (partial list)


2006

Melinda Wagner Four Settings premiered with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society

1979

John Harbison Quintet for Winds (Commissioned and recorded) Aulos Wind Quintet
Composers Recording International

1977

Charles Wuorinen Quartet Fortune (Bonn, Germany) with the composer as pianist

Chamber Music Recordings Principal Clarinet/Orpheus/D.G. (partial list)


1993

R. Strauss Sonatinen 1 & 2

1991

Mozart Eb Wind Serenade, Gran Partita

1990

Schoenberg Chamber Symphonies 1 & 2

1985

Dvorak Serenade

Orchestral Recordings Principal Clarinet/Orpheus/D.G. (partial list)


1997

Mozart, Symphony No. 40

1996

Music of Ravel

1996

Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations

1995

Gershwin Summer time (Orchestra of St. Lukes) Kathleen Battle, soprano Andre Previn, cond. D.G.

1994

Music of Charles Ives

1993

Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances

1988

Prokofiev, Classical Symphony

Theater
1983

The Lady and the Clarinet


Co-starred with Stockard Channing, Long Wharf Theater, New Haven, Conn (eight weeks)

Awards
1981

Rockefeller Award Alice Tully Hall, N.Y.


Solo competition winner

1980

Introduction Series Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.


Solo and chamber competition winner

1978

Naumberg Award Columbia Artists Management Studios, N.Y.


International chamber music competition winner

1966/67

Coleman Chamber Music Award Los Angeles


National chamber music competition winner

Master Classes
1989-present
2006, 2013
2006/2013
1989-2012
1989

Judge
2014
2013
2008
2006/08
2003

(partial list)
Presented 100s of master classes in middle - high schools throughout New Jersey and California
University of California Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Gave several presentations for the New Jersey Music Educators Association
Eastman School of Music
(partial list)
Concert Band Directors Association All State and Ventura County Honor Band Competitions, Fresno and Camarillo, CA
Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II Competition, Lincoln Center, NY
Juilliard School Clarinet Competitions - *invited to judge 2014 Juilliard Pre College Concerto Competition
Corigliano Clarinet Competition, served with John Corigliano, Juilliard School, NY

White House Performances


1999
1977

References

For President Clinton, I performed with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.
For President Carter, I performed with Music From Marlboro.
Available upon request