David Connor, bass (AMF Artist)
String - Regular Program
Timezone: Houston, TX (GMT-5)
- Houston Symphony, Community Embedded Musician
- Houston Ballet Orchestra, Assistant Principal
- Britt Festival Orchestra
A musician who feels equally at home in many styles of music, David Connor is pursuing his passion for performance and education as one of the first ever Community Embedded Musicians with the Houston Symphony. In this role he strives to bring music to all Houston communities through solo, chamber, and interactive educational performances. Appointed in 2018 as Assistant Principal Double Bass of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, David maintains a busy orchestral performing schedule. He is also a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon and has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He serves on the faculty of Texas Southern University where he teaches classical and jazz double bass and electric bass and is the double bass instructor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s YOLA National Festival.
As a member of the New World Symphony for two seasons, David collaborated with musicians within the organization and from afar. Highlights include leading a recital for the Inside the Music series entitled “Listen to the Bass,” coaching youth orchestras in Medellin, Colombia and Geneva, Switzerland, and receiving an Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to co-lead the Collaborative Songwriting Residency with his band, The alt Default.
Prior to joining the New World Symphony, David studied at the Peabody Institute, Carnegie Mellon (BFA) and Rice University (MM). His primary teachers include John Hood, Jeffrey Tuner, and Timothy Pitts. He has been a fellow at the Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Britten Pears, and Sarasota summer music festivals.