School of Music

Faculty & Staff

Dr. David Turnbull

Office: Kimbrough 465
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-4243
FAX: (509) 335-4245

Dr. David Turnbull

Associate Professor of Music

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Dr. David Turnbull is an Associate Professor of Music in the School of Music at Washington State University. He plays trumpet with the WSU Brass Quintet, Cameradschaft, En Chamade and Jazz Northwest.




Dr. Turnbull acts as the music coordinator for Washington State University's Foundation Recognition Dinners, the WSU Showcase, WSU Performing Arts Galas and WSU Commencement Exercises. He also serves as the coordinator of the School's Brass and Percussion Area and the International Trumpet Guild's Northwest Chapter.

At WSU, Turnbull teaches studio trumpet at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He conducts the Symphonic Band and the WSU Trumpet Ensemble, and he also teaches music education instrumental methods and seminar in major performance literature.

Turnbull's trumpet students are competing in and winning local, national and international competitions. In 1997, Tom Barber won the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition in Göteborg, Sweden. In 2001, Gwen Tarr placed third (as a freshman) at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Brass Competition in Washington D.C. Matt Reid placed second in the 2002 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition in Manchester, England and won an International Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine in 2006.

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