david spencer

David Spencer

W. David Spencer taught high school band for 34 years in Alabama, serving as director of bands at Huntsville High School from 1980 until his retirement in June, 2014. He received the B.S. degree from Auburn University, the M.M. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of North Texas. Spencer was a conducting student of Joe Barry Mullins, Sergei Zenacher, and Roger Winslow, and a trumpet student of Norbert Carnovale, Alan Cox, Leonard Candelaria, and Keith Johnson. He has participated in conducting workshops with Frank Battisti, Hal Gibson, James Nielson, James Croft, Harry Begian, and Eugene Corporan. Dr. Spencer has taught brass and jazz band at William Carey College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and has performed with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for thirty four years, ten as principal trumpet. In 2011, Dr. Spencer was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Brass Band of Huntsville. He is also founder and conductor of the Twickenham Winds, an adult community band in Huntsville. Dr. Spencer is an inductee of Phi Beta Mu and Pi Kappa Lambda music fraternities, and holds membership in NAofME, ABA, NEA, AEA, and NBA. He has received the NBA Citation of Excellence on six occasions. Spencer has served three times as chairman of Alabama Bandmasters Association District One and also as a member of the ABA Music Selection Committee.