Dr. David Earll is a Willson Tuba Artist and presently works as the Assistant Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. David will join the faculty at Ithaca College as their new Professor of Tuba/Euphonium in August 2018. Before his appointment at UW-Platteville, Dr. Earll taught at Mesa Community College as an Adjunct Professor of Tuba/Euphonium and worked as the Tuba/Euphonium Graduate Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University. David currently plays with Sam & Dave's Brass Extravaganza, the Tallgrass Brass Band, and the vibrant UW-Platteville faculty chamber group Ensemble Nouveau. He has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Opus 333 Quatuor de Saxhorns, the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of South Dakota Faculty Brass Quintet, Salt River Brass Band, the Ocotillo Brass Quintet, and the Boston-based Nautilus Brass Quintet.
David is in demand as a solo artist, chamber musician, clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer 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, and the Netherlands. Some of his work as a performer and clinician includes: Electrobrass II Conference (2017), The North American Brass Band Association Convention (2017), The Great Plains Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference (2017), The Big 12 Trombone Conference (2017), The Midwest Trombone/Euphonium Conference (2016), 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, The University of the Cumberlands Low Brass Days (2011), UC Tuba Day (2010), The International Tuba/Euphonium Conference (2016,2012,2010), and Tubonium (2009). More info on his recent engagements can be found here.
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 dissertation. Dr. Earll also holds a Master of Music in Tuba Performance from 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 performs exclusively on the Willson 3200 F Tuba and the Willson 3050 CC Tuba.