Grand Rapids Symphony
David Hall has been Assistant Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Grand Rapids Symphony since 1987. As one of America’s leading marimbists, David has been delighting audiences with his virtuosity and musical sensitivity. In addition to his many recitals throughout the Midwest, David often solos with the Grand Rapids Symphony and other West Michigan arts organizations. He has toured as a soloist in Taiwan, in Guatemala, and together with the North American Choral Company.
A native of Concord, Massachusetts, David completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College, where he studied with Gordon Stout and was a three-time winner of the college’s Annual Concerto Competition. He received his master’s degree in music from the Eastman School where he also was awarded a Performer’s Certificate. His 2000 compact disc, Saudação!, featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is one of the most popular marimba recordings today.
David served as Acting Assistant Professor of Percussion at Michigan State University from 2003-05 and at Central Michigan University in the fall of 2008. He is a member of the Michigan Touring Artist Roster and is represented by Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates. David lives in the Forest Hills area with his wife, Caroline, and two sons, Benjamin and Evan.