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David Reynolds

David Reynolds


Director, School of Performing Arts and Professor of High Brass and Orchestra

Office Building

The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center



Mailing Address

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center 123D
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


David Reynolds serves as Director of the School of Performing Arts and Professor of Music at South Dakota State University. Prior to 2005, he served on faculties in Montana and Colorado and was a member of The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) in Washington, D.C.

David teaches applied trumpet and horn, and coaches chamber groups. An active performer and recitalist, he champions new music by living composers. Recent recitals have included works by Rusty Banks, Paul Basler, Robert Bradshaw, Eric Ewazen, Meg Bowles, and James Stephenson, among others. He also enjoys developing “sound tracks” for silent films in the public domain using standard trumpet repertoire.

He has presented original research on the history of wind bands at several state, regional, and national conferences. He has contributed articles and reviews to the ABA Journal of Band Research, the ITG Journal, The Magazine of Western History, the South Dakota Musician, and the Montana Cadenza.

Reynolds has served the National Association of Schools of Music as a member of its Board of Directors, and as a Visiting Evaluator.


B.M.E. University of Kansas
M.M. Florida State University
D.M.A. University of Maryland at College Park

Academic Interests

Trumpet, Horn, Chamber Music

Academic Responsibilities

Director, School of Performing Arts
Applied High Brass, Trumpet Choir, Brass Quintet

Professional Memberships

International Trumpet Guild

Area(s) of Research

Music History and Performance