David Roode

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Member Since: 2018
Section: Trombone
Title: Principal

A native of Franklin, Pennsylvania, David Roode studied music at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University, where he obtained a BA in Trombone Performance in 2001. From 2002-2007, David held the position of 2nd Trombonist with the Memphis Symphony. During that time, he was a frequent guest musician with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.

In 2007 a desire to study abroad led David to the United Kingdom, where he completed a PG Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After graduating from the Academy, David worked with many leading orchestras in Britain, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He also worked with the Gavle Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Europa Philharmonie in Germany and played three summer seasons with the AIMS Festival orchestra in Graz, Austria.

For the 2014-2015 season, David was 2nd Solo trombonist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, and during his time there, he also worked as an extra musician with Aalborg Symphony, the Aarhus Sinfonietta and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen.

Since returning to the United Stages in 2015, David has worked as an extra musician with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as well as guest principal trombonist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina), the Dayton Philharmonic and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alongside his wife, Japanese pianist Mika Komuro, he has given lectures, masterclasses and recitals at the Southern Danish Music Conservatory in Odense, Denmark, Ohio Wesleyan University, Troy University (Alababa), the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the University of Memphis and University of Mississippi. He is currently principal trombonist of the Richmond Symphony ORchestra, principal trombonist of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and 2nd trombonist with the Des Moines Metro Opera.

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