UCI Trumpet instructor, David Washburn, will be the featured trumpet on the CBS News with Katie Couric. As of September 5, 2006, all of the music for the CBS Evening News will be new—from the opening theme to all election and special event themes.
For the past 12 years, David has been Principal Trumpet for James Horner, who composed the new themes. The recording sessions were in July 2006, and took place at CBS’ Todd-A-O scoring stage in Studio City. From fanfares to lyrical solos, the trumpet plays a major part—being the definitive sound of The CBS Evening News.
David recently worked with James Horner on the movie "All the King’s Men," which is being released in Fall 2006. Other projects that kept David busy this summer were recording the themes for the NFL and NBC Sports with John Williams, composer and the film "Cinderella 3" with Joel McNeely. David will again be the featured soloist with The New York Chamber Music Society in December; and coming in February and March 2007, he will be a soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
David Washburn presently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra , Pasadena Pops Orchestra and is Associate Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.
He is active in the recording studios, having numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit.
Some of the most recent recordings include principal trumpet on All the King’s Men, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, The Missing, Radio, Jungle Book II, Holes, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Grinch, The Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. You can also hear David on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
David is a member of the faculty at Chapman University, Biola University , University of California Irvine and California State University Long Beach. He has also served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has held teaching positions at Cal State University Northridge, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
David received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California School of Music. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.
In December 2006 David will be performing the Brandenburg Concerto # 2 with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society for a return engagement as well as solo engagements with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing Torelli’s Sonata for Trumpet and strings in February and March 2007. He has also been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Music Festival, Music @ Menlo Festival, University of California Irvine Symphony, South Bay Chamber Orchestra, Glendale Symphony, Bach Camerata, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Burbank Symphony.
When David is not performing, his favorite pastimes are biking, hiking and boating with
his wife Joyce and his children Timothy, Samantha , Nicholas and Julia.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Principal Trumpet 1993-
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Associate Principal 1993-
New West Symphony, Principal Trumpet 1996-2001
Redlands Symphony, Principal Trumpet 1988-1998
Hong Kong Philharmonic, Principal Trumpet 1985-1987