COnductor

David is known a as one of the finest instrumental and choral conductors in the United States and is highly regarded for his versatility  with choral and instrumental ensembles. Vocalists and instrumentalists alike respond to his ability to prepare performances with their needs in mind.

 

including Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living, Mozart's Great Mass in C, Faure's Requiem which he arranged for SATB, organ, and brass ensemble, and Handel's Messiah.

 

Since 2018, David has served as the music director and conductor of the Lexington Brass Band, a professional caliber British-style brass band located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. 

 

Having been the former principal cornetist in the ensemble, David assumed the role of conductor following previous conductors, Dr. Ronald  Holz and Vince DiMartino. In 2019, the ensemble participated as the host band in the National Trumpet Competition accompanying featured soloists Ashley Hall and Vince DiMartino. 

 

In 2022, the band revives its concert series with a program featuring "Suite from West Side Story", Aaron Copland's "Hoedown", and other exciting brass masterpieces.  The ensemble will also serve as the host band for the Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference held at the University of Kentucky in late May.

His conducting teachers include Thomas W. Brawner, III, Philip Miller, Dr. Jefferson Johnson, and Dr. Julian Bryson.

He is availble for guest conducting opportunities as well semi-permament appointments.

"Intrada Ein Feste" by Ray Farr

"Concerto for Cornet and Brass Band"

by Philip Sparke

Ashley Hall, cornet soloist

"Quicksilver" by Peter Graham

Ashley Hall and Vince DiMartino, cornet soloists