Northern Arizona University
Trombonist David Vining is a dynamic teacher and performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals and masterclasses nationwide to critical acclaim. Currently professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Temple University.
Mr. Vining is a certified member of Andover Educators, a consortium of music educators dedicated to preserving and enhancing the careers of musicians through accurate anatomical information and somatic awareness as applied to music-making.
Through a unique and powerful tool called Body Mapping, Professor Vining helps students in all disciplines avoid injury and become better musicians.
Vining’s premiere solo CD, Arrows of Time, has received the following critical acclaim:
“Vining’s performance can leave little doubt of his eminent status as one of the nation’s finest trombone soloists.” – International Trombone Association
“In a solo trombone world seemingly dominated by such titans as Joe Alessi and Christian Lindberg, it is refreshing to hear a new artist who combines compelling musical ideas with effortless facility." – The Online Trombone Journal
"What an exciting performance you gave Arrows of Time! I was delighted to receive your CD and enjoyed every moment of it. Your crisp phrasing and wonderful jazz feeling really caught the spirit of my piece beautifully." – Composer, Richard Peaslee
David’s solo appearances include: Eastern Trombone Workshop with the U.S. Army Band (Washington, DC), Lima Area Concert Band (Lima, OH), College Band Directors’ National Convention with the University of Kansas Symphonic Band (Austin, TX), Oregon East Symphony (Pendleton, OR), Lawrence Symphony (Lawrence, KS), Lima Symphony Orchestra (Lima, OH).
Among the many college campuses he has visited to play recitals and deliver masterclasses are: USC, UCLA, San Francisco Conservatory, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Missouri, Central Michigan University, LSU, Brigham Young, University of Utah, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Iowa, Bowling Green State University, University of Arkansas, University of Central Florida, Furman University, Western Carolina University, Capitol University, Stetson University, University of South Carolina.
Mr. Vining is a popular clinician, presenting clinics and workshops throughout the country as clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments. He has been asked to make presentations at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ National Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the Missouri Music Teachers’ Association Convention, among others.
Mr. Vining has performed orchestrally with the Flagstaff Symphony, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Camerata, Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic, Toledo (OH) Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.
As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company from 1985-1990, Mr. Vining toured the United Stated and Europe performing recitals, master classes, and concerts with orchestras. Mr. Vining may be heard with the Chestnut Brass Company on the Crystal, Musical Heritage, and Newport Classics labels.
Mr. Vining holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Florida State University. Author of the best-selling method book Daily Routines for Trombone, he is currently working on What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body.