Music and Choir Teacher
I have Master of Music in Violin Performance from Miami University (2014) and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian School Music Education from God’s Bible School and College (2011). I am passionate about excellence in Christian music education, and so happy to be resting in serving Christ.
I love to be actively involved in music in my community: I am currently a member of the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, a teacher for the NKU prep department, and the director of strings at the Garen Wolf School of Music Fine Arts Camp. I have also served as a children’s music director at my local church, a performing member of the Eastside Players Community Theater and the Loveland Stage Company, and an instructor for the Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University.
When I am not making music, I enjoy hiking, hosting parties, exploring, and learning new things. My favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17(NIV):
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
David Hartkopf (College Instructor, Director of Bands and Professor of Trumpet) has been employed at GBSC since the fall of 2009. His early training on trumpet came from Gordon Simmons, a fine mentor and professional player in Detroit, MI.
Since then, David has had lessons and training with Phil Collins, Alan Siebert, James Olcott, and Bill Adam. Additionally, David has studied conducting with Gary Speck, director of bands at Miami University.
In addition to his teaching and conducting responsibilities on campus at GBSC, David regularly works around the Cincinnati area as a trumpet teacher, gives trumpet master-classes, and plays his trumpet professionally. He has performed with the Middletown Symphony, the Miami University Faculty Brass Quintet, and for various Musicals in the tri-state area.
Besides this, David also plays in his brass quintet with a group of local Cincinnati professionals. He was also invited to conduct the audition-only all-state North Carolina Christian School Honor Band at the North Carolina Center for the Performing Arts during November 2012.
David is also the worship pastor at the Kenwood Bible Methodist Church. However, David’s greatest joy and passion above music and teachable students is being a devoted husband to his wife Jessica and a great dad to his little girl Mallory.