Clarinetist Mark Dover is a man of many horns, always striving to have his feet in as many different genres as he can. Mr. Dover maintains a busy touring schedule throughout the United States and abroad with the Imani Winds. He is a member of the Manhattan Chamber Players and has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, the Cleveland Orchestra with David Zinman, the New World Symphony, and many other ensembles.
Mr. Dover has an extensive background in improvised music. He is a frequent collaborator with Vulfpeck, an American funk band formed in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich. His duo Port Mande, with pianist/producer Jeremy Jordan, performs original music frequently throughout New York. The duo’s EP Is This Loss? was released in July 2020.
Mr. Dover joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2021 and also serves on the clarinet faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, City University of New York. He is an active clinician and has conducted master classes at many institutions including the University of Michigan, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of South Carolina.
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Dover received his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan. His most influential teachers include David Krakauer, Deborah Chodacki, and Jay DeVries. He lives in New York City with his wife, soprano Faylotte Crayton, and his daughter Lulu.