Dr. David Hult
Concertmaster of the RIT Orchestra and Adjunct Faculty in Applied Music: Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music.
What’s your background? I grew up on a farm in Iowa and studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Eastman School of Music, and the Juilliard School. My professional musical career is highly diverse as I regularly perform solo, chamber music, symphonic, oratorio, opera, ballet, recording studio, and Broadway literature.
When did you join RIT? My association with RIT ﬁrst began in January of 2017 as guest Concertmaster of the RIT Orchestra. The following semester I added Applied Music- teaching violin and viola lessons. Beginning this coming Fall semester of 2018 I am excited to add coaching chamber music to my list of responsibilities.
What do you like best about RIT? The students! They are talented, love their music, are very smart, eager to learn, and quick to adapt. Although they are super busy and have limited time their music helps them to destress from the rigorous demands of their various majors. Clearly, music plays an important role in helping to balance the lives of my students.
What are you working on now? In addition to my responsibilities at RIT, I am Concertmaster of the Rochester Oratorio Society and a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. I also teach violin, viola, and chamber music at Nazareth College of Rochester. In addition, I am active as a founder and member of two critically acclaimed ensembles - Rhapsodie (a ﬂute, viola, and harp trio) and the Chautauqua Chamber Music Society, where I also serves as the Artistic Director.