David Dash is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a member of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Previously he was assistant principal trumpet of the Naples Philharmonic and a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. He has performed with the Baltimore, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Winston-Salem symphonies and the Florida Orchestra. He has recorded for Koch International, Albany Records, Naxos, and Pentatone. He received degrees from Rice University and the Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Armando Ghitalla and Bob Sullivan.