Dr. David Humphreys is Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Western Kentucky University, a position he has held since 2021. Prior to WKU, Dr. Humphreys taught at Texas Woman’s University, Texas Wesleyan University, and the University of North Texas. He previously held teaching positions at McKinney ISD (McKinney, TX), Edmond Memorial High School (Edmond, OK), Putnam City High School (Oklahoma City, OK), and El Sistema Oklahoma.
Dr. Humphreys has won multiple regional Tuba Euphonium Conference solo competitions on both tuba and euphonium. He has been invited to perform at several competitions and festivals including the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival; the Eastman Tuba Academy; the Buffet Crampon Tuba Euphonium Academy; various Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences; and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC).
As a chamber musician, Dr. Humphreys is acting principal tuba of the Owensboro (KY) Symphony and is a frequent guest with Orchestra Kentucky (Bowling Green). He is a member of the Western Kentucky University Faculty Brass Quintet and also is a member of the Boulevard Brass Quintet. He was previously principal E-flat tuba for the Dallas Brass Band. He is a founding member of the Juggernaut Tuba Euphonium Quartet, and the Frontier Brass Band (OK). He has performed with the Oklahoma City University faculty brass quintet and the University of Oklahoma faculty brass quintet. Additionally, he has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.
Dr. Humphreys has degrees in instrumental music education (BME, University of Oklahoma) and music performance (MM euphonium, University of Oklahoma; MM tuba, Oklahoma City University; DMA tuba, University of North Texas). His primary teachers include Don Little, Matt Good, Dr. David Childs, Dr. Ryan Robinson, Dr. Jeff Baker, and Brian Dobbins. His professional affiliations include the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Kentucky Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.