David Bell

Campus Address
Conservatory of Music West
Room 202
Conservatory of Music
Associate Professor of Music

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 major orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, while others hold appointments at colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad.  Currently, David is a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, and the Fox Valley (WI) Symphony.  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 performer, 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.

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (BM 1978)
Northwestern University School of Music (MM 1979)
Years at Lawrence