David Bell is Professor of Clarinet at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. He 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. He is a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the Fox Valley, and La Crosse (WI) Symphonies. He has held Principal chairs with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra, and continues to be a frequent guest teacher and clinician nationally and internationally.
Mr. 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. He has performed and taught in Beijing and Xi’an, China, as has appeared frequently at conventions of the International Clarinet Association.