Daniel Lee Zehringer, D.M.A.

Chair, School of Music
Creative Arts Center 093D, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Daniel Zehringer

Chair, School of Music

M088E Creative Arts Center

Office (937)-775-3785
Fax (937) 775-2663

Dr. Daniel Zehringer, Professor of Music, is the newly named Chair of the School of Music.  Zehringer previously served as head of the Trumpet studio, coordinator of the Faculty Brass Quintet, and director of the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble. Before joining the faculty at WSU in the fall of 2006, he had served on the faculties of Wittenberg and Xavier Universities.

Zehringer earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, his Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. While at Eastman, he served as Principal Trumpet of the world famous Eastman Wind Ensemble, and completed a critically acclaimed tour of Japan with the same group.

Comfortable on stage as well as in the classroom, Daniel served as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra.  Additionally, he has held Principal, Second, or Third Trumpet posts with the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony (IN), Adrian Symphony (MI), The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Greece Symphony (NY), Lima Symphony,  and the Key West Symphony Orchestra. Zehringer has also performed as a section substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Louisville Orchestra.

Dr. Zehringer is in demand as guest clinician and solo performing artist. He has performed as featured soloist with the Springfield and Middletown Symphony Orchestras,  Dayton Philharmonic Concert band, and has presented master classes and recitals in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, and Greece.  In January of 2015 and 2013, Zehringer was a featured artist as part of the “Exploring Trumpet in Greece”, Collegiate Trumpet Symposium in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.  Zehringer, as well as the WSU Trumpet Ensemble, were featured artist and ensemble as part of the 25th Anniversary season of the Orvieto Musica Festival, Orvieto, Italy in June of 2018.   He was a featured soloist at the 2016 and 2012 Ohio Music Education Association state convention with the WSU Wind Symphony, and was a featured soloist at the 2011 Ohio Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild.  In addition, he performed the world premiers at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference, in Sydney, Australia.  

Zehringer has shared the stage with some of the most dynamic conductors and performing artists of our time, ranging from pops artists such as Aretha Franklin and Dennis De Young, to world class classical artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, Itzak Perlman, John Adams, and James Levine, to name a few.

Dr. Zehringer's debut solo recording entitled Journeymen's Songs, the Music of Steven Winteregg, was released to critical acclaim in the Spring of 2016 on the Navona Records Label.  Journeymen's Songs may be purchased from itunes, Amazon, or from WSU at www.wright.edu/musicstore  In addition to his solo album, Zehringer may also be heard on the the 2017 relese of Horizon Sunset, and on a yet to be released 2021 album, both on the #Bloomerangs Label.  Zehringer is a Vincent Bach and Parma Records Recording Artist.


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