Principal Trumpet, Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Solo Trumpet, Lake Placid Sinfonietta
Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa
David Greenhoe plays principal trumpet with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and in summer season is solo trumpeter of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, NY. He is Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Iowa, where he was the professor of trumpet for thirty years, as well as brass chairman and member of the Iowa Brass Quintet. He has performed internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Before coming to UI in 1979, Greenhoe was trumpet professor at Ball State University. Prior to that, he was a member and soloist with the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, playing in the White House and all State functions during the Johnson years.
Greenhoe has performed with many orchestras and ensembles, including the Milwaukee Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Joffrey Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Atlantic Brass Quintet, and The Gregg Smith Singers. As a soloist under the direction of Aaron Copland, he performed 'Quiet City' as well as other Copland works. He is a proponent of new music and has premiered trumpet concertos or solo trumpet works by Libby Larsen, John Berners, John D. White, Robert Brownlow, Alan Blank, Eric Ziolek and Robert Sierra. He has also performed with many leading jazz and commercial artists.
Greenhoe’s students have enjoyed a high rate of success, with many performing professionally on an international scale, and others combining teaching and playing careers in colleges and universities as well as in secondary music education positions.
Greenhoe’s most influential trumpet teachers were Clifford Lillya and Gilbert Johnson. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he performed and recorded with Frederick Fennell’s Eastman Wind Ensemble and Howard Hanson’s Eastman Philharmonia.