David Cohen

Associate Principal, Martin J. Krebs Associate Principal Trumpet Chair


David Cohen is the Associate Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He joined the MSO in 2013 after playing Principal Trumpet with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. Outside of the MSO, Mr. Cohen has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, and has played guest principal trumpet with orchestras all over the world, including the Fort Worth Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Malaysian Philharmonic.

Mr. Cohen received his Bachelor’s of Music from Northwestern University where he studied with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer. He was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra during his senior year of college.  He spent one summer attending the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland and two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts. Mr. Cohen has had additional studies with Thomas Rolfs and Christopher Martin.  Mr. Cohen is on faculty at the DePaul School of Music in Chicago.