David Murray (apprentice 1) is currently a senior at NIU finishing his last year of studies as a trumpet performance major; he studies trumpet with Professor Mark Ponzo. He has been playing trumpet for 13 years and still stubbornly refuses to miss a day of practicing. David has experienced a diverse performing background performing brass chamber music, orchestral music as well as extensive wind band literature. He has recently performed with the DeKalb Festival Chorus, the Rock Valley Orchestra, the Wheaton Municipal Band, and the DeKalb Municipal Band. When he’s not practicing or performing, David enjoys reading books, cooking, and biking.