Dr. David Earll works as the Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at Ithaca College of Ithaca, New York. Before 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, Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra), the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the Ithaca Brass. He has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Sam & Dave's Brass Extravaganza, Ensemble Nouveau, the Paris-based 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, the Tallgrass Brass Band, 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, Spain, and the Netherlands. Some of his work as a performer and clinician includes: Spanish Association of Tubas and Euphoniums Festival Madrid (2018), Central Minnesota Low Brass Summit (2018), 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 (2018, 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 is a Willson Tuba Artist and performs exclusively on the Willson 3200 F Tuba and the Willson 3050 CC Tuba. Since the Willson International Band Instruments endorsed him as a performing artist in 2014, David has made appearances across the globe as a soloist, chamber musician, brass band performer, clinician, and orchestral tubist all while performing on world-class Willson tubas.