|Member Since:||August 6, 2007|
|Last Visit:||April 2, 2019|
He played as a member of the Wichita Symphony for 2 years as well as subbing for the Des Moines Symphony.
He has been an Individual Artist of the Year for Sierra Vista, as well as the founder of the Sierra Vista Fiddle Contest, and the music director of the Cochise County Youth Orchestra. He has won fiddle contests throughout AZ and NM as well as the AZ State Championship for guitar accompaniment. He also won the 5th Annual Bill Shoup Memorial Award for outstanding accomplishments on fiddle and guitar and devotion to young people as a teacher and mentor for Arizona Fiddlers.
He has been teaching fiddle and violin since the fall of 2000 when he spent a semester teaching the fiddle program at Vanderbilt University. He is a Suzuki certified violin teacher for Suzuki books 1-3 and has spent over 60 hours observing master teachers.
David has been playing the violin since 1986 and also plays the guitar. He went to Belmont University in Nashville & received a music performance degree in jazz. While in Nashville he learned from Mark O’Connor, Buddy Spicher, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, Crystal Plohman, Regi Wooten, Elisabeth Small, and Martin Norgaard. David has played with Buddy Spicher and the Nashville Swing Band, the Wooten Brothers (funk), the Martin Norgaard Jazz Quartet, the Belmont Bluegrass Band, WES the Power Trio (funk), the Hovey Gospel Choir, the 36th Army Jazz Band, the Sierra Vista Symphony, the Busted Cowboys (western swing), Michael Grande, Celtic Breeze (Irish), & Train Wreck (blues), 3 Trails West and the Retro Rangers, and the Woodfest Orchestra. David has recorded three albums Fiddling for Change, Milk Cow Blues, and Bluegrass Gospel Classics.
David’s students are “Best of” City Wide Talent Competition winners, Arizona State Fiddle Champions, Regional Orchestra members, Youth Orchestra Concertmasters, and one Berklee School of Music Scholarship winner.