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A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, David also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Active in the recording studios, David has over 500 motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He played principal trumpet for Incredibles 2Coco, The Perfect StormTitanic and Deep Impact. He has also been a part of the John Williams Trumpet Section for over 20 years including Star Wars, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Currently, David is a member of the faculty at Biola University, University of California Irvine and Azusa Pacific University. He has held teaching positions at Chapman, Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University Long Beach, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton Music School at the University of Southern California. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.

When David is not performing, his favorite pastime is boating with his children, Timothy, Samantha, Nicholas and Julia.

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