School of Music

David McGuire

David McGuire
Applied Faculty, Oboe

Music & Communication Building, Room 443
(216) 687-5033 (message)

David McGuire, Oboe and English Horn, has performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Akron Symphony among many others.

He has performed full time with the San Antonio Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and toured internationally on oboe, oboe d’amore, and English horn for the State Department. 

Since retiring from full time performing, Mr. McGuire has been principal oboist with the Akron Symphony, Erie Symphony, Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Blossom Festival, and many other regional ensembles. He also has performed on English horn with these ensembles. 

Mr. McGuire has performed recitals and solo performances around the US, and was Master Class clinician and soloist for many years at the Fairbanks Alaska Summer Arts Festival.  He has taught at Capital University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Wooster College, and since 1973 at Cleveland State University.  He currently limits his teaching to our department.

Mr. McGuire’s teachers include J. Sirucek at Indiana University, H. Milde at the Stuttgart Hochschule fur Musik, John Mack, and the great Marc Lifschey.  He was fortunate to be mentored by Marcel Tabuteau, father of the American School of Oboe playing and principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Mr. McGuire was one of Monsieur Tabuteau’s final students, with lessons twice a week on oboe, reeds, gouges, and cooking in Nice France where he had retired.  Mr. McGuire currently is semi-retired and divides his time between Berea, Ohio and the Chicago area.

Start date 09/24/1973