David Wharton to University of Wyoming

David Wharton has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wyoming.

Wharton is an active performing artist and music educator. His diversity as a performer spans the orchestral, contemporary, Baroque, and solo repertoire. Wharton played principal trumpet for the Berkshire Symphony for six years. He has also been a member of the Delphi Chamber Orchestra and the contemporary music ensemble Le Train Bleu, based in New York City. His orchestral experience also includes performances with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, and Riverside Symphony orchestras. Wharton was a founding member of the award-winning Excalibur Brass Quintet and he has appeared with the Quiet City Brass and Triton Brass quintets.  

Wharton previously served on the faculty at the University of Rhode Island, Williams College, Bennington College, and the Hartt School of Music Pre-College. Dr. Wharton has taught at the Morse Summer Music Academy at Yale University and he had the privilege of working for Yale’s Music in Schools Initiative, a program “established in 2007 to explore how music can foster social change in New Haven and Beyond.” Additionally, Dr. Wharton maintains a private lesson studio and his students have had success in regional and state competitions and festivals.

David Wharton

Wharton now lives in Laramie with his wife Elisa and two children Wyatt and Lucy. He enjoys arranging music, running, kayaking, and skiing. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and he is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Wharton’s principal teachers include Louis Hanzlik, Allan Dean, Roy Poper, Ken Larson, and Jack Sutte. 

(Source: Louis Hanzlik)

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