David Bohnert is currently Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Wayne State College where he teaches conducting, music education, applied trumpet, and brass methods, as well as serving as director for the WSC Wind Ensemble and Marching Band.
Bohnert is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor for ensembles in the Midwest and is a popular adjudicator at music competitions throughout the United States. Recent conducting engagements include the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Honor Band, Nebraska Class C All-State Band, Nebraska Class C All-State Jazz Band, and the Masonic All-Star Marching Band. He has presented clinics at numerous High Schools and Universities as well as the Nebraska State Bandmasters and Nebraska Music Educators Conventions.
An active performer, Bohnert plays regularly with A Touch of Brass, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Band, in addition to maintaining an active solo recital schedule. He has recently performed at the International Trumpet Guild convention and the American Guild of Organists conference. He serves as chair for the Young Artist Award with the International Trumpet Guild, as well as serving on the editorial committee and recording reviews staff for the ITG journal.
David was selected for the 2009 State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award at Wayne State College. He resides in Wayne with his wife Melissa and their three sons, Ethan, Aidan, and Nolan.
D.M.A., Trumpet Performance – Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.M., Trumpet Performance – Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
B.M.E./B.M., Music Education and Trumpet Performance – Southeast Missouri State University
Dr. Bohnert’s academic interests include studying the repertoire and pedagogy for wind band as well as trumpet.