Department of Music

David Odom

David Odom

109 Goodwin Music Building

Dr. David Odom is Professor of Clarinet and Coordinator of Woodwind Studies at Auburn University. In addition to teaching the clarinet majors at Auburn, he gives master classes and clinics across the US on subjects including clarinet performance and audition preparation. His students have demonstrated great success through gainful employment and acceptance into respected graduate programs. He has presented or performed at the conferences of the International Clarinet Association, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.

Dr. Odom has maintained an active performing career while teaching which has led him across four continents. Known for his "beautifully rich tone," he has been featured on television and radio, including broadcasts on WDAV Charlotte, GPB Atlanta, WABE Atlanta, and Brazilian TV Cultura. His debut solo recording with pianist Jeremy Samolesky, Max Reger: Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano, was released by Albany Records to critical acclaim. He has also recorded with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Recent performances include a concerto appearance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and his Spivey Hall debut recital. Other notable performances include the Festival Internacional de Música de Campina Grande in Brazil and numerous International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest performances, including one in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Odom has an extensive orchestral background and is currently Principal Clarinet of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He received degrees from Florida State University, the University of Colorado, and Stetson University.

Dr. Odom is a D’Addario Woodwinds performing artist.

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Last Updated: August 08, 2019