Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University
  • Master of Music from Northwestern University
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Miami

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. David William Brubeck serves as Professor of Music at the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College where he coordinates the chamber music program and teaches trombone as well as courses in Music Theory and Jazz. Brubeck performs regularly with the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Brass Miami, DUO BRUBECK, DUO BRASS and DUO WINDS. Brubeck’s occasional performances have included the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Bolshoi Ballet, Ray Charles, the American Ballet Theatre and as a solo artist for the International Trombone Festival, The International Trumpet Guild Festival and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference.

Brubeck’s compositions, entitled Stereograms, have been performed and recorded throughout the globe and three were recently recorded by Boston Symphony bass trombonist James Markey on his latest CD, “Psychedelia”. These self-accompanied rhythmic etudes inspired by the Cello Suites of Bach and the unaccompanied works of Bobby McFerrin have been transcribed for saxophone and tuba. As a soloist, Brubeck has been featured with the Miami Wind Symphony, The Florida Atlantic University Orchestra, Greater Miami Symphonic Band and with pianist Bronwen Rutter. Brubeck has commissioned, premiered and performed countless works for bass trombone.

Brubeck accepted musical scholarships and taught and conducted at the University of Miami (DMA) and Northwestern University (MM & BM). Selected an unprecedented three times as a Collegiate All-American Musician, Brubeck played trombone in and directed the All American College Band at Walt Disney World. He has published numerous compositions and arrangements, scholarly articles, a basic theory text, and a method for trombone. Brubeck is proprietor of davidbrubeck.com and has joined Claudio Roditi, Chuck Findley, Freddie Hubbard and Chuck Mangione as a sponsored performing artist for custom horn craftsmen John Duda and Calicchio/Earl Williams. Brubeck plays exclusively on Earl Williams trombones. Brubeck was recently appointed Chief Educational Officer for Tromba-The Ultimate Plastic Trombone and has served as the conductor of the Florida Youth Orchestra-Symphony Orchestra for the past fifteen years. His principal teachers include trombonists Frank Crisafulli and Dr. Charles Campbell, conductor John P. Paynter, and composers Roque Cordero and Ronnie Miller.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Chamber Music, Brass Ensemble (MUN 1430)
  • Chamber Music, Strings and Mixed Ensemble (MUN1460)
  • Fundamentals Music Theory (MUT 1001)
  • Fundamental of Music Theory Lab (MUT 1003)