David Greenhoe

Professor Emeritus

David Greenhoe is professor emeritus of trumpet and former chairman of brass at the University of Iowa. His students have enjoyed a high rate of success with several playing professionally on an international scale, many combining teaching and playing careers in colleges and universities as well as in secondary school music education positions. Several of his students have been winners of the coveted International Trumpet Guild competitions.

Greenhoe plays principal trumpet with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and solo trumpet with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY)in summer season. He is also an active soloist and recitalist and has performed many times with the Milwaukee Symphony. Before coming to Iowa in 1979, Greenhoe was chairman of brass at Ball State University and played in several Indiana orchestras.

Mr. Greenhoe is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he was a scholarship student and a member of Frederick Fennell's Eastman Wind Ensemble and Howard Hanson's Eastman Philharmonia. He grew up in Davison, Michigan and cites experiences as a student at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, membership in the Michigan Youth Symphony under the direction of Orien Dalley, and trumpet study with Clifford Lillya, professor emeritus of the University of Michigan, as laying the foundation for his career. Gilbert Johnson, former principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra was also a teacher of major influence. Other teachers include Sidney Mear, Edwin Betts, Gordon Mathie, Karl Rucht, Arnold Jacobs, Robert Grocock, and Graham Young. Greenhoe was a member and soloist with the United States Marine Band in Washington, DC, toured the country with "the President's Own," and played regularly at the White House and at countless state functions during the Johnson years. He has also played and toured the country as a soloist, solo recitalist, and chamber musician. Other musical experiences include performances or recordings with the Rochester Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Gregg Smith Singers, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Da Camera Brass Quintet, cornet or trumpet soloist with countless bands and orchestras, and chamber player in practically every possible combination, including jazz and commercial work with Chuck Mangione, Buddy Morrow, and others.

Greenhoe's musical interests are broad and he likes the challenge that his university career has allowed him as a player--that of being a Baroque clarino specialist one night, and orchestral player on the weekend, a cornet soloist another night, etc. He also has a particular interest in new music and has many premier performances to his credit. One such piece, Nocturnes for trumpet and piano by Eric Ziolek, was released on the Music and Arts compact disc, The University of Iowa Center for New Music 25th Anniversary.

Research areas
  • Brass
David Greenhoe