David Sterrett is a trumpet player, composer, and arranger from Dallas, TX and currently resides in New Orleans, LA. He began his formal musical training at the age of 11 and now holds a Master of Music degree in trumpet from New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA) and two Bachelor of Music degrees in trumpet and composition from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). David is currently the 3rd/Assistant Principal Trumpet in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans, LA), and also contracts independently around the Dallas and New Orleans areas. Aside from the orchestra, David enjoys playing trumpet in chamber music, opera, ballet, musical theater, church services, and weddings.
Other orchestras David has performed with include the New Orleans Opera, New World Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Virginia Opera. David also had the privilege to play alongside the American Brass Quintet and the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet, and was a member of the Brazen Brass 5 brass quintet, which was awarded the 2014 Aspen Music Festival Brass Quintet Fellowship.
David was awarded the Aspen Music Festival Orchestral Trumpet Fellowship in 2015, and he also 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, and studied intermittently with Marie Speziale, Ray Mase, Kevin Cobb, Louis Hanzlik, Karin Bliznik, and Tom Cupples.
Also a published composer, David's portfolio ranges from solo pieces to chamber works of various instrumentation, compositions for band and orchestra, and film scores. Additionally, he enjoys arranging for a wide variety of outlets and contracts with various churches, professional and academic ensembles, and other organizations. David studied composition primarily with Dr. Robert Frank.