About David


David Hall has been described by many as bringing a rare fire and brilliance to the stage. The control he wields with such power is only matched  by the musicianship he provides in the performance. He pushes the musical envelope near the edge as he strives to show the versatility of the trumpet in all musical settings. 

David is currently serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of North Texas as he completes his doctoral studies. Previously, David earned his Master's Degree at Michigan State University where he served as an active substitute in the Ann Arbor Symphony, a rotating principal trumpet in the MSU Wind Symphony, Second Trumpet in the MSU Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of several chamber groups in the school of music including the Senior Honors Brass Quintet and the Michigan State Trumpet Quartet. 

In 2023, David participated as a member of the Michigan State Trumpet Quartet winning 2nd place in the Barbra Wagner Chamber Music Competition, placing 4th in the Inaugural Ryan Anthony Memorial Chamber Music Competition. David also participated as a Semi-Finalist in the 2022 and 2023 National Trumpet Competition Small Ensemble Division and in 2022 as a semi-finalist in the Graduate Solo Division. Also in 2022, David was selected as a winner of the 2022 ITG Conference Scholarship Competition. In 2020, he was selected in an international search to perform in the MET Orchestra Musicians Master Class hosted by LessonFace where he performed for Billy Hunter, David Krauss, and James Ross. As principal trumpet of the Arkansas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble, David performed at the Regional CBDNA in Houston, Texas and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois as well as playing with the Arkansas Tech Choral Artists at the National NCCO Choral Conference at the University of Maryland. David has also been a part of several festivals including the Ortieto Musica Trumpet Festical in Orvieto, Italy and the Napa Valley Music Festival in Napa Valley, California

As a teacher, David has helped many students to success in their musical endeavors. David emphasises musicality as well as technique, pushing students to strengthen their understanding of the music as well as their ability to play what is on the page. He has had several students participate in the Arkansas All-State Bands, Arkansas State Solo-Ensemble, and Michigan State Solo-Ensemble.​ David has also helped his students to find their passions with several students pursuing degrees in music.

David holds a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Arkansas Tech University, a Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas. His primary study has been with Dr. TJ Perry, Heather Zweifel, Justin Emerich, and Dr. Raquel Samayoa. After finishing his doctorate he hopes to continue his career with many years of teaching and playing around the world.