Artist's BiographyDavid Wright has gained international recognition as a performer of both classical and jazz saxophone giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
As a classical saxophonist, David has performed with some of the best regional orchestras in the United States and has given recitals and master classes at the China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival in Changchun, China, the National Conservatory in Lima, Peru, the Victoriano Lopez School of Music in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the World Saxophone Congress XIII, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the World Saxophone Congress XIV, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, along with many other major colleges and universities around the world.
As a commercial artist, David has performed with acts such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, Mary Wilson, The Oâ€™Jays, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Regis Philbin.
As a soloist, teacher, and a member of the Traverser Saxophone Quartet, David has commissioned and performed many new works for solo saxophone, quartet, large ensemble, and mixed ensembles. He is a co-founder of the Traverser Saxophone Symposium and the Appalachian Saxophone Orchestra.
David Wright has been committed to music education for 25 years. He is currently the director of bands at Laurel Schools in Laurel, MS, the Associate Worship Pastor, Director of the Celebration Orchestra and Director of the Temple School of Music at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is an endorsing Artist/Clinician for C.G. Conn-Selmer, Inc., and has held faculty positions at West Virginia University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Southeastern Louisiana University. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, and the degrees of Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi.