David Bell, clarinet

Clarinetist David Bell received his training at Oberlin Conservatory where he was a student of Lawrence McDonald and Northwestern University as a student of Robert Marcellus. Other teachers have included Larry Combs, Arnold Jacobs, and Clark Brody. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony and has toured internationally with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Solaris Wind Quintet.

Mr. Bell is the Professor of Clarinet at Lawrence University and has held faculty positions at the Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin-Wallace College, the University of Akron, West Virginia University, and Western Illinois University. Former students perform with ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony, and others hold appointments at colleges and universities throughout the country. David has held Principal chairs with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Midsummer Music Festival. He continues to be a frequent guest teacher and clinician nationwide.

Mr. Bell is a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the La Crosse (WI) Symphony, and the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival. He performs with the Fox Valley Symphony and appears frequently as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country.

David lives in Door County with his wife, Mary Bell.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060