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About Davone Wingo

Omar Wingo
Davone Wingo
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: GASTONIA, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

Get to know Davone Wingo

Omar Wingo is a professional freelance musician and educator who began his studies at Gardner-Webb University and transferred to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently on hiatus from school but has achieved senior standing in the Bachelor of Arts in Music at UNCC. His primary concentration is clarinet, but he has also studied privately and performed on bassoon, saxophone, horn, trombone, piano, voice, and percussion at the collegiate level. He has also enjoyed a brief stint as a Jazz bassist with the UNCC and GWU Jazz Ensembles. He was twice named the Most Outstanding Member of the GWU Symphonic Band, was principle clarinet the UNCC Symphonic Band, and won the principle clarinet chair in the esteemed UNCC Wind Ensemble.

Omar prides himself in his usefulness as a utility musician. While more at home in the Classical idiom, he also enjoys performing as a Jazz musician and pit orchestra woodwind doubler. He has performed in the music pit of the Spartanburg Little Theatre (woodwinds) as well as with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (saxophone). He currently performs with the Ol’ 74 Big Band based in Rutherford County as second alto sax and serves as the pianist for Life in the Harvest Christian Center in Concord, NC.

Omar holds the rank of Specialist in the United States Army Reserve as a saxophonist with the 208th Army Band under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Robert Slade. His duties with the band have allowed him to travel around the Southeast from Kentucky down to Florida in various musical and administrative capacities to include ceremonial parades, Jazz Combo, Big Band, and Concert Band.

Omar’s main instrumental teachers include Dr. Jessica Lindsey (clarinet, UNCC), Dr. Mattox Whitfield (Classical saxophone, GWU), Dr. Will Campbell (Jazz saxophone, UNCC), Tony Hayes and Wally West (Jazz saxophone, GWU), Dr. Oland Summers (bassoon, GWU), Bob Campbell (horn, GWU), Dave Wulfeck (trombone, GWU), Dr. Carolyn Billings (piano, GWU), Patricia Harrelson (voice, GWU), and Patrick McGinty (percussion, GWU).

Omar has an eclectic collegiate experience that has allowed him not only to study various musical disciplines but also to pursue advanced studies of foreign languages to include Spanish, French, and American Sign Language.

Davone Wingo teaches at:
940 E Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28054
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