Daniel Zehringer is Associate Professor at Wright State University, where he serves as head of the Trumpet studio, coordinator of the Faculty Brass Quintet, and conducts the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble. Before joining the faculty at WSU in the fall off 2006, he had served on the faculties of Wittenberg and Xavier Universities.
Zehringer received his Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. While at Eastman, he served as Principal Trumpet of the world famous Eastman Wind Ensemble, and completed a critically acclaimed tour of Japan with the same group. Currently, he is near completion of the DMA in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Comfortable on stage as well as in the classroom, Daniel serves as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his current orchestral positions, he has held Principal, Second, or Third Trumpet posts with the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony (IN), Adrian Symphony (MI), The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Greece Symphony (NY), and the Key West Symphony Orchestra. Zehringer is currently a regular section substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Louisville Orchestra.
Zehringer is in demand as guest clinician and solo performing artist. Most recently, he was a featured soloist at the 2012 OMEA State Convention with the WSU Wind Symphony. He was a featured soloist and guest clinician at the 2011 Ohio Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild, and presented two world premiers of trumpet ensemble music at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference, in Sydney, Australia. Zehringer presents annual Faculty Artist Series recitals at Wright State, and at numerous other venues in the greater Dayton area.
Zehringer has shared the stage with some of the most dynamic conductors and performing artists of our time, ranging from pops artists such as Aretha Franklin and Dennis De Young, to world class classical artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, Itzak Perlman, John Adams, and James Levine, to name a few.