David Deiter

Dr. David Deiter

David Deiter is a clarinetist in demand. His ability to captivate audiences with innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with the wide appeal of his creative programming, makes him one of the most influential classical artists and advocates for classical music today.

After graduating with his doctorate from Florida State University in April of 2021, Dr. Deiter won the Bass Clarinet position with the Salina Symphony and will begin performing with the ensemble during the 2021-22 season. He will also appear as the Principal Clarinetist with the Chamber Orchestra of Smoky Valley for their premiere concert in October 2021.

Away from the orchestra, Dr. Deiter appears as a collaborative artist and chamber musician in many intimate settings. Current projects include working on between us, a consortium project piece by renowned American composer David Biedenbender with fellow Florida State University grad. Dr. Elizabeth King-Bennett and appearing alongside his wife, Soprano Abigail Deiter, in a duo recital for voice and clarinet.

Dr. Deiter is also a sought-after clinician. He has presented his experiences as an instrument repair artist and gave lectures on various topics in music business practices. As of July 2021, he is a Rubato performing artist, giving masterclasses and demonstrations of the virtual accompanist app.

Dr. Deiter is currently an adjunct professor at Friends University. His primary studies at Florida State University were with Dr. Deborah Bish and Dr. Jonathan Holden. He also holds a Master’s degree from Wichita State University where he studied with Dr. David Cook and a Bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University while under the tutelage of Dr. Colleen Hartung. He has received additional training from Prof. Rachelle Goter and Kliment Krolovsky of the Zodiac Trio.


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