David Brennan has been a performer, educator, and clinician in the greater Los Angeles area for 20 years. His performance career includes recording music for and appearances in several motion pictures, including “A Bright Shining Lie,” “Pumpkin,” “Road Trip,” “Don’t Say A Word,” “Shrek the Halls,” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” He has performed for President Bill Clinton and worked as a consultant for the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy.” His ensemble experiences include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, West Hollywood Orchestra, New West Symphony, Santa Monica College Symphony, Santa Monica Civic Light Opera, and Jacaranda: Music at the Edge.
David has also performed with The Mills Brothers, Nick Waterhouse and The Tarots, Heidecker and Wood, Kelley James, Matthew Morrison, and Rashawn Ross and Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, among others. Dr. Brennan received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees, all from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His studies included emphases in saxophone performance, conducting, and music education. He currently serves as a member of the faculty at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA), teaching courses in saxophone, chamber music, jazz improvisation and theory, woodwind technique and humanities. He has served on the faculty at UCLA, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) and The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, CA). Additionally, David is an endorsed Performing Artist with the Conn-Selmer Company and RICO Reeds.