David Jackson, Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Michigan School of Music, enjoys an active career as a performer and teacher. He is a recognized and ardent supporter of new music who has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions for the trombone. His most recently commissioned and debuted Angel of Dreamers, by Eric Ewazen, for trombone, baritone voice and strings, and John Henry's Big by Adolphus Hailstork for trombone and piano.
Mr. Jackson has been a guest performer with numerous orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, New World Symphony, as well as the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Cabrillo Music Festival. He is a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Chicago's Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
In demand as a guest clinician and performer, Mr. Jackson has presented numerous guest recitals and masterclasses at institutions including the Juilliard School, Yale University, UCLA, University of Minnesota, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory as well as the conservatories of Shanghai and Beijing. His former students occupy performing and teaching positions throughout the United States.
Mr. Jackson has been on the faculties of Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Toledo and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He spends his summers teaching and performing at the Hot Springs Music Festival, the MPulse Trombone Institute, the Idyllwild ChamberFest and the Brevard Music Center. Mr. Jackson is a Conn-Selmer artist and clinician.