David Earll

The Tuba and Euphonium Studio of

David Earll

Assistant Professor, Performance Studies
Faculty, School of Music


Dr. David Earll joined the Ithaca College School of Music in 2018 and presently serves as the Professor of Tuba/Euphonium.  In addition to his work with the IC Tuba/Euphonium Studio, Dr. Earll coaches chamber music ensembles and offers seminars in the pedagogy of breathing for woodwind/brass players and vocalists.  Prior to his appointment at Ithaca College, Dr. Earll taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as the Assistant Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone; and at Mesa Community College as the Adjunct Professor of Tuba/Euphonium.  David currently plays with The Northern Lights Duo, The International Willson Low Brass Quintet, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Symphoria Orchestra, and the Ithaca Brass.  He has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Nouveau, Sam & Dave's Brass Extravaganza, the Paris-based Opus 333 Quatuor de Saxhorns, the Tallgrass Brass Band, the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of South Dakota Faculty Brass Quintet, Salt River Brass Band, and the Boston-based Nautilus Brass Quintet.

David is in demand as a solo artist, chamber musician, clinician, and adjudicator in both the United States and abroad.  Beyond his active work as a national artist, David has also performed in Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.  Some of his recent work as a performer and clinician includes: Spanish Association of Tubas and Euphoniums Festival Madrid (2018), Central Minnesota Low Brass Summit (2018), The Midwest Trombone/Euphonium Conference (2018, 2016), The North American Brass Band Association Convention (2018, 2017), The Great Plains Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference (2017), Electrobrass II Conference (2017), The Big 12 Trombone Conference (2017), The International Tuba/Euphonium Conference (2016,2012,2010), The Third Practice 2015 Electroacoustic Music Festival, The 41st International Computer Music Conference (2015), The University of Iowa Octubafest (2014), 2013 Tuba Recital/Clinic at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and The University of the Cumberlands Low Brass Days (2011).

David completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance at Arizona State University under the tutelage of Dr. Deanna Swoboda and received the 2016 Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research for his D.M.A. dissertation. Dr. Earll also holds a Master of Music in Tuba Performance (Arizona State University, where he served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Sam Pilafian), and a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance at the University of South Dakota.  In addition to his awards for research, David has won awards for artistry including the Northern Trust/Piper Enrichment Award.

David Earll is a Willson Tuba Artist, and performs exclusively on the Willson 3200 F Tuba and the Willson 3050 CC Tuba.

For more information, including an updated performance schedule, please visit Dr. Earll’s website at www.davidearll.com.

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