David R. Black, bassist, received a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton, followed by a Master of Arts in Music degree from the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita. During this time, he studied with Bertram Turetzky, well-known soloist and recording artist, and Dennis Trembly, Principal Bassist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the 1980s, he was the solo bassist for the Roger Wagner Chorale, touring and recording three albums. He later became a member of the Opera Pacific orchestra, and has performed with the Long Beach Opera and the San Diego, Redlands, Riverside, and Pasadena symphonies as well as several touring ballet companies.
Currently, David is a tenured bassist with the Pacific Symphony orchestra, where he has been a member for over 35 years. He is Professor of Double Bass at several local colleges and universities, including Chapman University, Biola University and Whittier College.