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 in New Orleans, LA and also freelances around the Dallas and New Orleans areas. Apart from orchestra concerts, David also enjoys playing trumpet in chamber music, opera, ballet, musical theater, church services, and weddings. David has performed with the New World Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, Callithumpian Consort, the New England Philharmonic, and was a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra from 2004-2006. David also had the privilege to play alongside the American Brass Quintet and the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet, and was previously a member of the Brazen Brass 5 brass quintet and the Back Bay Brass quintet. David has been awarded two different fellowships with the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) for Orchestral Trumpet in 2015 and Brass Quintet in 2014 along with Brazen Brass 5. 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’s primary trumpet teachers include Tom Booth, Ben Wright, and Peter Chapman. He has also 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, compositions for band and orchestra, and film scores. Additionally, he enjoys arranging and transcribing music spanning multiple genres for all kinds of groups. David’s primary composition teachers include Dr. Robert Frank and Simon Sargon.