David Murray, Professor of Bass at Butler University, has an international reputation as a solo bassist and teacher. He is also principal bassist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia da Camera in Urbana, Illinois. He won the 1980 Aspen Concerto Competition and the 1988 International Society of Bassists (ISB) Solo Competition, the first prize being a solo debut at Carnegie Hall. He is a past president of the ISB and is currently secretary of the board of directors. David has performed as soloist and given clinics and masterclasses throughout the United States, Canada, South Korea, Brazil, Israel, Scotland, Poland, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Holland. He has recorded three solo CDs and a DVD. Most recently he was the recipient of the ISB Special Recognition Award for Solo Performance. In June 2018, he was appointed Director of the School of Music at Butler University.