David Deacon currently serves as a Lecturer of Music Education and Assistant to the Associate Dean at the University of Louisville School of Music. Here, David teaches first year studies classes to music majors, manages the weekly student performance series, and assists with various administrative processes. In addition, David is an active freelance trumpet artist and educator in Louisville. He has experience performing in a variety of settings from trumpet ensemble to brass quintet to orchestra. David also frequently performs solo engagements. He has performed at numerous conferences and festivals including the ÓperaMaya International Music Festival, National Trumpet Competition, Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference, Kentucky Music Educators Conference, College Music Society National Conference, and the Orvieto Musica Chamber Music Festival. Al Chez, Doc Severinsen, Ndugu Chancler, and 3 Faces of the King are a few of the artists that David has had the privilege of performing with. David is also a founding member of the Louisville based brass quintet, Bourbon & Brass Company, who regularly perform in the Louisville metropolitan area and most recently performed at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Prior to moving to Louisville, David was the interim band director at Hahira Middle School in Lowndes County, Georgia. He has been a trumpet instructor for the Lowndes High “Georgia Bridgemen” Marching Band in Valdosta, Georgia for the past seven years, and he has been an instructor with the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division of the Salvation Army Summer Music Conservatory. In addition, he has taught applied lessons to students from various schools in Southeast Alabama.
David holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Troy University. He was named Troy University’s Outstanding Music Graduate in 2019 and the trumpet studio’s Most Valuable Player in 2017. David is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and Pi Kappa Lambda.