About David Hunsicker
Dr. David Hunsicker has a varied career as an orchestral musician, soloist, chamber musician and educator.
David is currently principal trumpet of the Wichita Symphony and the Lancaster Festival Orchestras and has been a member of the Flint, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras, as well as associate principal trumpet of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. David has also performed extensively with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, and the Sarasota Opera.
As a soloist and chamber musician, David has performed numerous recitals and concerts including performances of Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, several concerts with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, as a founding member of the Great Lakes Brass Quintet and with the Sonoran Brass Quintet. David can be heard performing with the Sonoran Brass Quintet on the recording Dry Heat.
In addition to classical performances, David has been an active performer of commercial music and jazz. He has played in jazz bands in academic and professional settings in several states. In addition, David has performed dozens of musicals, many as lead trumpet with Music Theatre Wichita (2014-present).
David is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Wichita State University. Previous posts include the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a teaching assistantship with David Hickman at Arizona State University.
David holds a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Indiana University and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan. While completing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Solo Performance from Arizona State University, David completed extensive research on the subject of orchestral auditions for trumpet. His principal teachers include: David Hickman, Charles Daval, Bernard Adelstein, and Irving Sarin. He is an Endorsing Artist for Bach trumpets and is the inventor of the Gapper®, a patented device for the third valve slide on the trumpet.