David Wilborn

David F. Wilborn has emerged as an internationally acclaimed composer, trombonist, conductor, and music educator. He is an award-winning composer whose compositions are enjoyed for their creative use of rhythmic development and innovative musical style. 

Occasionally, these features intersect with passages of main-stream jazz or Latin jazz, thus making his music accessible to many listeners and performers. Overall, his style may be regarded as contemporary classical while borrowing from traditional music forms. Music critic Rorianne Schrade of the New York Concert Review praised his music writing for its “freshness and excitement.” His compositions are performed in Europe, South Asia, Australia, South America, and the United States. Musicians frequently performed his music at major music festivals including: The National Flute Association, International Trumpet Guild, International Trombone Festival, International Women’s Brass Conference, Slide Factory Trombone Festival, Gateways Music Festival, and many others.  

Wilborn currently teaches on the music faculty at Texas A&M University in College Station. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Eastman School of Music. He studied composition with Donald Grantham. He is the author of numerous articles focusing on music education and low brass pedagogy. He is a member of several professional music organizations including: ASCAP, the International Trombone Association, Phi Beta Mu National Bandmasters Fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonians.


Brass Tacks 2

Brass Tacks 2

Release Date: September 8, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6556
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Large Ensemble
It's no secret that brass instruments can infuse any musical setting with a hair-raising surge of untamed energy and fervor. On BRASS TACKS VOL 2 from Navona Records, the brass family finds itself the spotlight, showcasing unique tones and unhindered expressiveness that’ve been carefully extracted by a variety of seasoned composers and performers. Spanning joy rides in stylish sports cars, jazz-influenced passages, fusions with percussive instruments, and more, this release explores a wide range of emotions and compositional styles, each uncovering an inherent intensity and bravado that pushes the boundaries of brass repertoire.