While earning a BA in Music Theory and History at Oberlin College, David Markowitz developed his skill on the flute, attending studio classes and taking lessons with professors Michel Debost and Kathleen Chastain and their students. After graduation, he was accepted into Yale School of Music, where he studied with Ransom Wilson and earned a Master of Music degree in 2002.
Along the way he attended master classes at Domaine Forget and the Julius Baker Master Classes. His coaches included Julius Baker, Michael Parloff, Joshua Smith, and Bradley Garner.
At Oberlin, David also studied jazz improvisation and theory. He later combined these with the music theory he learned from Allen Forte at Yale and published Tetrachords for Jazz in 2005.
David got his start studying with flutists Harold Jones and Dianne Spitalny at the Westchester Conservatory of Music. He earned local prizes and played in the New York Youth Symphony under Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
David has taught privately since 1999 and also at Mansfield School of the Arts (part of University of Connecticut at Storrs), Amadeus Conservatory in Chappaqua, NY, and the Mount Kisco School of Music. He currently teaches in-home lessons in Westchester and Fairfield counties.