David Sterrett is a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and producer from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He began his formal musical training at the age of 11 and now holds a Master's degree in trumpet performance from New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA) and 2 Bachelor's degrees in composition and trumpet performance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). David is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (Local 72-147) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
- Trumpet -
David has held a position with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans, LA), and he has performed with the New Orleans Opera, New World Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Las Colinas 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 - for Orchestral Trumpet in 2015 and Brass Quintet in 2014. In addition to the Aspen MFS, David studied and performed at 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; intermittently with Marie Speziale, Ray Mase, Kevin Cobb, Louis Hanzlik, Karin Bliznik, and Tom Cupples.
- Composition and Arranging -
David is a published composer and specializes in concert music, sacred music, and music for the screen, and has dabbled in other genres as well. 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 and recorded in many parts of the U.S. and has been featured at music conventions such as the International Trumpet Guild Conference and the Midwest Clinic. David also works 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.