Division: Brass & Percussion Performance
Position: Associate Professor, Division Coordinator
Office: E-393 HFAC
From 1975 to 1998, David Brown performed as Principal Trumpet with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Brass Quintet. David also performed as Second Trumpet in the Toledo Opera Orchestra and as Solo Cornet with the Toledo Concert Band. While in Toledo, David taught trumpet and performed with the faculty brass quintet at the University of Toledo, initially as a Part-Time Instructor and later as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
David moved to Utah in 1998 after accepting a full time position as the trumpet teacher at Brigham Young University. In addition to his trumpet teaching responsibilities David also teaches a popular music appreciation class with an average semester enrollment of 300. He has performed extensively as a session player in area recording studios and as an extra with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the Ballet West Orchestra.
Students of David have gone on to performance careers around the world at venues that include the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the United States Air Force Band of the West, the Mobile Symphony, the Mobile Opera Orchestra, and the Santiago Symphony in Chile. Others have moved into college positions that include the University of North Texas, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Florida, the University of Texas-San Antonio, Harvard University, New England Conservatory, SUNY Potsdam, California State University-Long Beach, the University of Utah, BYU-Idaho, and Utah Valley University.
David currently serves the International Trumpet Guild as a member of the Non-Pro Players Committee where his responsibilities include co-editing NPP articles written for the ITG Journal and the ITG Website, conducting the NPP Trumpet Ensemble, and assisting in the coordination of the NPP Masterclass, Clinic, and Meet-and Greet at the conference each year.
BM, Performance, Indiana University, 1975
MM, Performance, University of Toledo, 1997