David Humbertson is an up-and-coming trombonist and reputable educator in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a private instructor in local schools and has had the pleasure of performing in various settings. He is also a representative of Edwards House Southeast, the regional branch of Edwards Instrument Company. Born in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and raised in Cumberland, Maryland David has grown to be a sought-after freelance artist in Nashville, Tennessee, performing in many different settings including the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, the General Jackson Show Band, and many other local bands performing in a variety of venues.
Prior to his move to Nashville in August of 2020, David was the second trombonist of the Loudon Symphony Orchestra and the trombonist for Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. David has also been honored to be a performing member and soloist with the Shenandoah Trombone Collective at the American Trombone Workshop and on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
As an educator, David currently teaches at a variety of middle and high schools in Williamson County, Rutherford County, and Metro Nashville Public Schools. He is passionate about teaching students how to approach their horns in a healthy way and playing with efficiency and intention. Many of his students have won auditions into Mid State Band, All-State Band, and Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble.
David completed his Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Musical Arts at Alderson Broaddus University and his Master of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. His teachers have included Dr. Brian Plitnik, Dr. Timothy DeWitt, Dr. Valarie Huffman, Dr. Matthew Niess, and Dr. Jeff Cortazzo.
“Edwards trombones are the most efficient horns on the market. My horns allow me to play with the level of precision and artistry I need to express myself. I’m also impressed by how Christan is always working to take an already amazing product to the next level.”