Bass | National Contemporary Orchestra
Principal Bass | Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Principal Bass | Bear Valley Music Festival


David Murray, Professor of Bass at Butler University, has an international reputation as a solo bassist and teacher. He started bass in the Halifax school system with Ninette Babineau and Adam Mueller. His principal teacher was Gary Karr, with whom he studied in high school and at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT, graduating in 1980. He is principal bassist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Bear Valley Music Festival (California) and Sinfonia da Camera (Illinois). He was Assistant Principal Bass in the New Orleans Philharmonic during the 1980-81 season. He won the 1980 Aspen Concerto Competition and the 1988 International Society of Bassists (ISB) Solo Competition, the first prize being a solo debut at Carnegie Hall.

David is a past president of the ISB, and is currently historian on the board of directors after many years as secretary. David has performed as soloist and given clinics and masterclasses throughout the United States, Canada, South Korea, Brazil, Israel, and throughout Europe. He has recorded 3 solo CDs and a DVD. In June 2017 he was the recipient of the ISB Special Recognition Award for Solo Performance. In June 2018 he became Director of the School of Music at Butler University.