DAVID KOCH 23, born in Jackson, Michigan, just earned his master’s degree from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, studying with Paul Merkelo. While at McGill University, Mr. Koch performed with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, and the Flint Symphony. Mr. Koch is also a finalist in the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition. Mr. Koch earned his bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University, and was the winner of both the 11th International Trumpet Seminar Solo Competition and the 10th CIMVO Conference Solo Competition in L’Olleria, Spain. This is his first summer at the Music Academy of the West.