Professor, Music Industry
Music Industry Coordinator

Emmy-award winning composer David Cottrell has written musical scores for over 150 hours of television, including scores for National Geographic Explorer, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, The Hallmark Channel, The Travel Channel. Notable scores include the 2003 Emmy Award winning Stalking Leopards, for National Geographic Explorer, First In Flight, the Wright Brother's Story, for the Discovery Channel, Celebrity Shark Week and Shark Week: Uncaged, for the Discovery Channel, JFK: A Presidency Revealed, and Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered for the History Channel.

David's broad-ranging performance experience on the French Horn includes six seasons as principal horn for the Maryland Symphony. He has performed regularly in the Washington DC area in the National Gallery Orchestra, the Filene Center Orchestra, and the Handel Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. He performed for the nationally broadcast All Star Salute To The Troops, the HBO special, That's What Friends Are For, as well as the pre-broadway run of Crazy For You, the 1993 Tony Award winning winner for best new musical.

David is an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro, and a certified Pro-Tools operator. He teaches courses in Multitrack Recording, Music in the Entertainment and Broadcast Media, Audio Devices for Musicians, and Survey of the Music Industry as well as directing the Music Industry Internship Program.

Music Industry Professors and Instructors

David Cottrell

David Cottrell
Professor, Music Industry Coordinator
cottredx@jmu.edu
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