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David Loucky

Dr. David Loucky, trombonist and low brass specialist, performs on all low brass instruments. A faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University since 1989, he also performed for two seasons as Assistant Principal Trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed and lectured at several International Trombone Festivals, and International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences and served on the faculty of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts for many years. He is an active performer with the Nashville Symphony, the Stones River Chamber Players, the MTSU Faculty Jazz Combo, the Middle Tennessee Jazz Orchestra and the MTSU Faculty Brass Quintet. He is Principal Trombonist with the Nashville Opera Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and Intersection, Nashville's premier new music ensemble. He has played prominent euphonium parts with the Virginia Symphony, the Louisville Symphony, the Huntsville Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky and the Nashville Symphony. He can be heard on numerous recordings and video game projects produced in Nashville's studios.

With the St. Louis Symphony, Loucky toured six European countries and four states, performed six times in Carnegie Hall, and played in all the low brass chairs except tuba (Principal, Assistant, Second and Bass Trombone, Euphonium and Bass Trumpet). He was also very active in the Symphony's educational arm, the Community Partnership Program. With the Nashville Symphony he has played in every low brass chair including tuba, and also performed in both of their Carnegie Hall appearances.

Loucky earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, a Master of Music from Yale School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He pursued supplemental studies in Cologne, Germany and Vienna, Austria in both classical and jazz traditions. His principal teachers include John Swallow (New York Brass Quintet and NYC Ballet), Ronald Borror (American Brass Quintet and NYC Ballet), William Harris (Syracuse Symphony), Jiggs Whigam (West German Radio Big Band), Horst Küblböck (Vienna Symphony) and Eric Kleinschuster (Austrian Radio Big Band).

Loucky performs on various historical instruments, including a period 19th century ophicleide, a double belled euphonium, a Swiss Alphorn and an early 20th century Italian cimbasso.

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