David Cripps is a British-born conductor, hornist and teacher. David is one of the most distinguished and experienced performing musicians and pedagogues on the scene today.  He began playing the horn at the age of fourteen and was quickly accepted into the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.  What followed was an impressive array of positions in the world’s most highly acclaimed orchestras:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Hallé Orchestra (7 years); Philharmonia Orchestra (2 years); and the London Symphony Orchestra (10 years).  David also played lead horn in the Star Wars and Superman movies with the London Symphony Orchestra.

In the US, David has directed the Northern Arizona University Symphony (NAU) and the Verde Valley Sinfonietta. He has also taught at both NAU and Florida State University. He is currently the conductor of Orchestra Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.