Instructor of Trumpet
Originally from the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, David Amlung's musical journey has taken him across much of the United States. Amlung joins the faculty at the MTSU School of Music as Instructor of Trumpet for the Fall 2012 semester. He previously held the position of Adjunct Lecturer of Trumpet at the School of Music at Indiana State University and performed with the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana State University, he was an Associate Instructor of Trumpet at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music for two years. Amlung is a dedicated teacher and maintained extensive private studios in the Oklahoma City, Cincinnati, and Bloomington areas.
Amlung regularly performs with orchestras throughout the Midwest and was previously Second Trumpet in the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Richmond (IN), Danville (IL), Columbus (IN), Hamilton-Fairfield (OH) Symphony Orchestras, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, as well as the IU Festival Orchestra and Bloomington Camerata Orchestra. David has played under the baton of esteemed conductors David Robertson, Giancarlo Guerrero, Mario Venzago, Joel Levine, Otto-Werner Mueller, David Hayes, Joseph Colaneri, Paul Nadler, and David Effron.
An active chamber musician and recitalist, Amlung has appeared in solo and chamber situations throughout the U.S. Performance venues have included Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall (New York City), Symphony Space (New York City), Civic Center Music Hall (Oklahoma City) and also the Capital University Conservatory of Music, Texas Christian University, the University of Denver, Bard College, Murray State University, Wichita State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Mannes College the New School for Music, and the University of Oklahoma.
He has competed numerous times in the National Trumpet Competition in both the Solo and Ensemble divisions. He was an Honorable Mention Finalist in the Undergraduate Division of the 2003 competition and was a member of the 2nd and 3rd place award winning University of Oklahoma Trumpet Ensemble at the 2003 and 2004 competitions, respectively. He was also a Semi-Finalist in the Solo Divisions in 2002, 2004, and 2007.
Amlung is currently in the qualifying exam phase of his Doctor of Music degree in Brass Pedagogy from the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University. He received his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Mannes College the New School for Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the School of Music at the University of Oklahoma. His primary teachers have included John Rommel, Vincent Penzarella, Karl Sievers, and William Adam.