Position: Instructor (tuba/euphonium)
Address: 1009 Moore Musical Arts Center
David Saltzman is the Tuba and Euphonium Instructor at Bowling Green State University and the Principal Tuba player of the Toledo Symphony since 2007. In 2011 David joined the Glimmerglass Opera Festival based in Cooperstown, NY as their Principal Tuba player for their summer Opera series. Prior to these appointments, he was the Principal tuba player for the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Brass Quintet (1997-2007). He was also the Tuba/Euphonium instructor at the University of Hawaii and the founder and director of the University of Hawaii’s Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble.
David has performed with many orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, including: the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Alabama Symphony and the Windsor Symphony. He can also be heard playing 2nd tuba on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s recordings of Symphony Fantastique and Eine Alpensinfonie conducted by Marek Janowski.
An active soloist and chamber musician, David was the winner of the Colonial Euphonium Tuba Quartet’s Tuba Solo Competition in Albany, New York back in 1996. Since then, David has performed as a featured soloist throughout the United States and Europe. Active amongst the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s festivals, David has performed solo recitals at many of their Regional and International Festivals as well as a featured soloist with United States Army Orchestra during the 2014 United States Army Tuba Euphonium Conference. In 2010, he performed the John Williams Concerto for Tuba with the Toledo Symphony as part of the orchestra’s Key Bank Pops Series and in October of 2014 performed Arild Plau’s Concerto for Tuba and Strings on the Toledo Symphony Classics Series. David has most recently been working as part of a consortium of tuba players commissioning six new works for the tuba and euphonium over the last two years.
In May of 2014 David will be hosting the Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (MWRTEC) on the campus of Bowling Green State University. The conference will host over 30 invited guest performers from the neighboring ten states and invite nearly 200 tuba and euphonium enthusiasts from that region to campus.
David is proud to have studied the tuba with Harvey Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Fritz Kaenzig, Toby Hanks and David Fedderly. He lives in Sylvania, Ohio with his amazing wife, three beautiful children and two happy and energetic poodles.