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David Sterrett is a trumpet player, composer, and orchestra librarian from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. e began his formal musical training at the age of 11 when he started learning trumpet, taught himself piano, and started experimenting with his own arrangements and original compositions. David now holds a Master degree in trumpet performance from New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA) and 2 Bachelor degrees in composition and trumpet performance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX).

- Trumpet -

David has previously held a position as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans, LA) and has also performed with the New World Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Virginia Opera. David has also had the privilege to play alongside the American Brass Quintet and the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet. He was awarded 2 fellowships with the Aspen Music Festival and School (Orchestral Trumpet in 2015 and Brass Quintet in 2014). In addition to the Aspen MFS, David attended the Round Top Summer Festival Institute (Round Top, TX) in 2011 and 2012, and the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute (Washington D.C.) in 2007 and 2008. David studied trumpet primarily with Tom Booth, Ben Wright, and Peter Chapman. Other mentors include Marie Speziale, Ray Mase, Kevin Cobb, Louis Hanzlik, Karin Bliznik, and Tom Cupples.

- Composition -

As a composer, David most enjoys composing traditional concert music, sacred music, and music for film and media. His portfolio includes scores for orchestra, concert band, marching band, chamber ensembles, choir, solo piano, and other unaccompanied instruments. David’s music has been performed in many parts of the U.S. and has been featured at premiere music festivals and conventions including the National Repertory Orchestra, Music In the Mountains Festival, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and the National Flute Association Convention. David has also enjoyed working as an arranger for various churches, chamber groups, and professional ensembles. David studied composition primarily with Dr. Robert Frank.

Aside from music, David enjoys brewing craft coffee, tennis, ping pong, reading, traveling, exploring the outdoors, and board games.

David is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the American Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 72-147).

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