David F. Wilborn (b. 1961)
David F. Wilborn is Associate Professor of Music at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he teaches the low brass studio and coordinates small ensembles. Wilborn studied composition with Donald Grantham and trombone with Donald Knaub and John Marcellus. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas.
Wilborn is the composer of several works for brass instruments. His Excursions for Six Trombones was selected as the winner of the 2003 Allen E. Ostrander Trombone Choir Composition Prize; his brass quintet entitled Escapades was selected as one of the winning compositions at the Appalachian State 2004 Brass Chamber Music Festival Composition Contest; and his Three Movements for Brass Sextet won second place at the 2005 Humboldt Composition Contest for Brass Chamber Music. In February 2008, Wilborn performed the solo bass trombone part in the New York premiere of his Concertante Caprice with the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony in Carnegie Hall. Rorianne Schrade, music critic for the New York Concert Review, praised the work for its “freshness and excitement.” Wilborn’s compositions are published by the International Trombone Association Press, Warwick Music, Kagarice Brass Editions, Grand Mesa Music and Wehr Music House.
Wilborn has served as a conductor, trombonist, lecturer, and clinician throughout the United States, Europe, and Puerto Rico. He is the author of numerous articles dealing with low brass and band pedagogy. His professional affiliations include the International Trombone Association, College Music Society, American Composers Forum, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and American Society of Composers Authors, and Publishers.