David Zerkel

Valade Fellow, Tuba and Euphonium, Interlochen Arts Camp

Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Georgia
President, International Tuba Euphonium Association

MM, Tuba Performance from the University of Maryland; BM, Tuba Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins

David Zerkel is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Georgia. His students have distinguished themselves by winning international and national competitions and attaining positions with professional performing organizations.

David has performed with many orchestras, to include Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, National, Baltimore and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He is also a proud member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He began his performing career as a member of the United States Army Field Band and The United States Army Band, both located in Washington, D.C.

David has performed as a featured soloist at many workshops, including the Falcone Festival, several International Conferences, and the United States Army Band Tuba Conference.  His first solo CD was selected as the recipient of the inaugural ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording.

David is currently President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association.