David Zerkel

Zerkel, David

Zerkel joins SMTD from the University of Georgia where he is a Professor of Tuba and Euphonium. In addition to his work in higher education, Zerkel leads an active career as a performer. He has performed with orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He is a member fo the Brass Band of Battle Creek, was a founding member for the Washington Symphonic Brass, and has performed with the Burning River Brass. He began his performing career as a member of The United States Army Field Band and The United States Army Band.

Zerkel has performed as a featured soloist at many workshops and symposia, including the Leonard Falcone Festival, several International Tuba Euphonium Conferences, and The United States Army Band Tuba Conference. In addition, he has performed as a solo recitalist at many of the leading colleges and conservatories in the United States. His first solo CD, “American Music for Tuba: Something Old, Something New,” was selected as the recipient of the inaugural ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording at the 2006 ITEC in Denver, Colorado. His subsequent CD, “Tuba Helper,” was a Bobo finalist in 2008.

He is also a former President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association.

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