David Bourque has played clarinet and bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1983. Prior to his appointment to the TSO clarinet section, David played in the orchestras of the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. He has guested with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra. He plays regularly in the finest chamber music festivals in the world as the Festival of the Sound and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. David is considered one of the finest bass clarinetist in North America and is Canada's leading basset horn player. David has taught in higher education since 1979. He has held positions at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the University of Western Ontario. In 2004-2005 he was visiting professor at Mount Allison University and in the spring of 2008 was Associate Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island. He currently teaches clarinet, bass clarinet and coaches the winds of the university orchestra at the University of Toronto. David is part of the faculty of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. David Bourque is a native Torontonian and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Music.