Daniel Lee Zehringer, D.M.A.
Chair, School of Music
M088E Creative Arts Center
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Dr. Daniel Zehringer, Professor of Music, is the newly named Chair of the School of Music. Beginning in January of 2019, Dr. Zehringer will no longer serve as the Trumpet Professor, and begin in his new position as Chair. 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 off 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 serves as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his current orchestral positions, 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, Blue Ash 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 on numerous occasions as featured soloist with the Springfield and Middletown Symphony Orchestras, and has presented master classes and recitals abroad 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. He was a featured soloist at the 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 of trumpet ensemble music at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference, in Sydney, Australia. Zehringer presents annual Faculty Artist Series Recitals at Wright State, and at numerous other venues in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton area.
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 in the Spring of 2016 on the Navona Records Label. All proceeds from the sale of Journeymen’s Songs go to the Wright State Trumpet Studio Fund. The CD may be purchased from itunes, Amazon, or from WSU at www.wright.edu/musicstore Zehringer recently signed with Conn/Selmer as a Centerstage, Vincent Bach Performing Artist, and with the Parma Record Label as a Parma Recording Artist.