Oboist David Munro is a bold and versatile performer who builds upon tradition while embracing contemporary, avant-garde, and electro-acoustic music, engaging audiences through thoughtful and innovative performances. David thrives in collaborative environments, performing regularly with Newphonia, a mixed chamber ensemble he started with friends and colleagues from the DMA in Contemporary Music program at Bowling Green State University. He also maintains a private oboe studio in the northwest Ohio area.
David has been featured in many solo and chamber performances, including a rare performance of Evan Ziporyn's China Spring for oboe and piano at the Eighth International Conference on Music and Minimalism in 2022 and at the 2021 Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, performing works by Edwin Roxburgh, Robert Morris, and Adam Har-Zvi. He was also a featured solo performer at the 2019 BGSU New Music Festival and Electronic Music Midwest. He has been a performance fellow at contemporary summer music festivals, including Bang on a Can, Nief-Norf, and the Splice Institute, performing works such as George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children and giving world premieres of new collaborations, including Ryan Lindveit's Stunt for oboe and electronics.
David is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music at BGSU. He received his Master of Music degree from BGSU in 2020 and his Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. His primary teachers include Dwight Parry, Nermis Mieses, Shawn Welk, and George Corbett.
When he’s not oboe-ing, David loves listening to ambient music and Björk, watching foreign films and anime, reading fiction and poetry, and spending time with his husband and their two cats, Zeus and Hera.