David Krosschell is an accomplished bass trombonist, tenor trombonist, and music educator based in the Seattle area. Well versed in classical, jazz, and commercial styles, he has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Seattle Wind Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Rock Orchestra, and the Seattle Modern Orchestra. Many of his recent endeavors center around performing and presenting chamber and contemporary classical music for wider and more varied audiences. Dr. Krosschell is currently on faculty at Seattle Pacific University and the School of Music at University of Puget Sound where he teaches the trombone studio, brass techniques, music theory, and ear training.
Prior to his arrival in the Pacific Northwest, David performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Amman Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Chicago Bach Society, North Carolina Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Central College, and Harper College.
David holds a Doctoral degree in music performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Charles Vernon, Michael Mulcahy, Randy Hawes, and Ed Kleinhammer. His doctoral dissertation focused on the influential playing and recordings by studio artist George Roberts. David earned a Master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of North Texas where he studied with Dennis Bubert and Dr. Vern Kagarice, as well as holding membership in the One o’clock Lab Band and North Texas Wind Symphony. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in both music education and music performance while studying with Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger.
David currently resides in Shoreline, WA, with his family and enjoys hiking, gardening, bird watching, and record collecting.