David Hobbs is the trumpet teacher at Lipscomb and is also beginning his twelfth season as the principal trumpeter of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. A native of Mississippi, he grew up in northern Alabama and pursued his musical education at Louisiana State University, receiving his B.M. degree in 1984.. While a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony, he was selected as the winner of the college division of the Louisiana Young Artists competition and as a result performed as soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic. His brass quintet, the Acadiana Brass, was chosen as the first student player/coaches for the prestigious Empire Brass Quintet Symposium, hosted by the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Hobbs has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Alabama Symphony and the Ohio Light Opera. In addition, he has also been associated with the Meridian, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville Symphony Orchestras and the Dallas Brass. Hobbs has recorded five CD's with the Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band, as well as appearing on the CBS Morning Show news program and as a soloist at the International Trumpet Guild conferences in Lexington, Ky. and Denver, Colo.
Hobbs was also the principal trumpeter of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and was featured on their Grammy Award winning CD Kid Pan Alley. He also toured with the orchestra as part of the 2003 and 2004 Simply Christmas shows, featuring Amy Grant and Vince Gill. In 1990, he began performing regularly with the Nashville Symphony. He has recorded for NAXOS with the orchestra and appeared with the NSO during the opening gala concert of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, later broadcast nationwide on PBS.
Hobbs holds a Master of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Cumberland University and has a large private trumpet studio. He resides in Murfreesboro, Tenn. with his wife Kay.