David Zerkel, Tuba
David Zerkel is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Michigan,
leading an active career as both a performer and educator. Before his arrival at
Michigan, he taught in a similar position at the University of Georgia. His students
have distinguished themselves by winning international and national competitions
and attaining positions with professional performing organizations. He is a Past
President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association and was selected as
the inaugural recipient of the ITEA Teaching Award.
David began his performing career as a member of the United States Army Field
Band and The United States Army Band, both located in Washington, DC.
He has had the good fortune to perform with many orchestras and brass
ensembles through the course of his career.
David has performed as a featured soloist at many workshops and symposia,
including the Leonard Falcone Festival, several International Tuba Euphonium
Conferences, and the United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop. In
addition, he has performed as a solo recitalist at many of the leading colleges
and conservatories in the United States. He has released three solo CDs:
American Music for Tuba, Tuba Helper, and his latest CD, Journey, which
features the music of John Stevens.
David has served as the President of the International Tuba Euphonium
Association. His summer teaching activities include a position at the Interlochen
Arts Camp. He lives in Dexter, Michigan with his lovely bride.