Dr. David Saunders joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Boise State University in 1996, teaching horn and music theory. He earned his D.M.A. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a master’s degree from the Yale University School of Music, and a bachelor’s degree from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included William Purvis, Paul Ingraham, Roland Pandolfi, David Wetherill, and Arnold Jacobs. Dr. Saunders has performed extensively, including as principal horn with the Cleveland Opera, the Cleveland Ballet, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of chamber groups including the Great Lakes Brass Quintet, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra Woodwind Quintet, the Albany Brass, and the Northeasterly Winds Chamber Ensemble. At Boise State, he is a member of both the Faculty Brass Quintet and the Faculty Wind Quintet, and he has been the longtime principal horn of the New Hampshire Music Festival in the summers. In addition, Dr. Saunders is a frequent guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, and was the long-time conductor of the Treasure Valley Youth Symphony. He is a member of the International Horn Society, the Northwest Horn Society, the College Music Society, and the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis.
What's the Buzz?, Northwest Horn Society News (2005)
Presents the pedagogical importance of mouthpiece buzzing for brass players.
How To Buy a Step-Up French Horn, School Band and Orchestra (2004)
The Ins and Outs of Breathing, Idaho Music Notes (2000)
Too Many Trumpets, School Band and Orchestra (2000)
Faculty Wind Quintet: Five High School Tour, South and Central Oregon (with Nicole Molumby, Jeanne M. Belfy, Leslie Moreau, and Janelle Oberbillig), Department of Music, Boise State University (2011)
These performances spanned 150 years of wind quintet repertoire including works by György Ligeti, Carl...
Faculty Artist Series Recital (with Jeanne M. Belfy, Janelle Oberbillig, Nicole Molumby, and Leslie Moreau), Department of Music, Boise State University (2011)
Included Boise premier of Malcolm Arnold’s recently discovered “Wind Quintet of 1943".
Faculty Artist Series: David Saunders, horn, Department of Music, Boise State University (2009)
David Saunders and the Boise State faculty wind quintet performed works by Gyorgy Ligeti and...