» David Washburn
Adjunct Faculty

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
David Washburn
Office Location:
Oliphant Hall
New England Conservatory Music, Master of Music in Performance

David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Active in the recording studios, David has numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He played principal trumpet for Karate Kid, Avatar, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. You can also hear David on the soundtrack for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Currently, David is a member of the faculty at Chapman University, Biola University, University of California Irvine and California State University Long Beach. He has held teaching positions at Cal State University Northridge, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton Music School at the University of Southern California. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.

David has been a featured soloist with many different orchestras including the Los Angeles,St. Louis, Knox Galesburg, Hong Kong and California philharmonics; the Los Angeles, San Diego and South Bay chamber orchestras; the Berkeley, Burbank and Glendale symphonies; the New York String, University of California Irvine and Pasadena Pops orchestras and the New York Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, as well as at the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals.

This year, David looks forward to performing the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the Albinoni Concerto in Bb and the Neruda Trumpet Concerto with the Claremont Symphony. He will also be premiering a new work for Piccolo Trumpet and Organ in December. “Unto us a Son is Given” by Corneliu Mootz.

When David is not performing, his favorite pastime is boating with his children, Timothy, Samantha, Nicholas and Julia.