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Dr. David Saunders

David Saunders

Dr. David Saunders is Professor of Horn and Music Theory at Boise State University. Dr. Saunders has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York City Opera, and the St. Louis Symphony from 1991-1996 he served as principal hornist with the Cleveland Opera,the Cleveland Ballet, and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and from 1994-96 taught horn and music history at Cleveland State University. He has spent the past 10 summers in New Hampshire, as principal horn with the New Hampshire Music Festival. From 1983-1991, Mr. Saunders served as principal horn with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the music faculty at the State University of New York at Albany, teaching horn and music appreciation.

Professor Saunders earned his DMA at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993. He holds a Master’s degree from the Yale University School of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. His teachers include William Purvis, Paul Ingraham, Roland PandolfiDavid Wetherill, and Arnold Jacobs.

Dr. Saunders has performed extensively as a chamber musician: in Boise as a member of the BSU Faculty Brass Quintet, in Cleveland as a member of the Great Lakes Brass Quintet and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra Woodwind Quintet,and in Albany as a member of the Albany Brass and the Northeasterly Winds Chamber Ensemble.

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Phone: 208-426-3298

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