David Gabrielson serves as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Clovis North Educational Center in Fresno, CA. Mr. Gabrielson is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at California State University, Fresno, a position he has held since 2001 and is a past faculty member of California State University, Stanislaus. Past students of Mr. Gabrielson’s private/college studio have enjoyed tremendous success including earning numerous honors and have gone on to become teachers and professional musicians. Mr. Gabrielson holds a Master of Arts in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Fresno State University.
The music program at Clovis North has seen tremendous success with the wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, indoor percussion and marching band. Notable honors include performing at the 2017 Midwest Clinic, being a featured band at the 2016 Music For All National Festival, performance at the 2016 Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Ensemble Festival, performing at the 2017 CASMEC conference, serving as the lab band for Robert Sheldon at the 2014 CASMEC conference, serving as lab percussion ensemble at the 2015 CASMEC conference, serving as the lab band for Travis Cross at the 2017 Midwest Clinic, multiple SJVCGPR championships, several Western Band Association championship high percussion awards and have been named Western Band Association class or grand champions multiple times. Advocates for new music, the music team at Clovis North have commissioned many composers for band and percussion ensemble.
A very active freelance musician, Mr. Gabrielson is a member of the Sacramento Choral Society Orchestra, Music in the Mountains Summer Orchestra, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra and keeps an active performing and adjudicating schedule including regularly performing with the Fresno Philharmonic, Modesto Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Opera, as well as others. Mr. Gabrielson is the principal percussionist of the Wind Symphony of Clovis. The WSC recently performed at the 2018 Midwest Clinic. He has also performed with such groups/artists including being principal percussionist with the former Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra, former principal percussionist with Townsend Opera Players, Sacramento Chamber Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Rita Moreno, Doc Severinsen, The Magical Mystery Tour, Cirque de la Symphonie, Edgar Meyers, Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, Morgan James and Placido Domingo among others.
Mr. Gabrielson currently serves as a Vice President of the California Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, is a founding committee member of the PAS-CA Solo/Ensemble Competition and cohosts the Central CA Day of Percussion. He is also the cofounder of the San Joaquin Valley Concert Band Invitational affiliated with the Music for All National Festival. Mr. Gabrielson is proud to be an artist for Vic Firth, Remo, and Yamaha.
Mr. Gabrielson is excited to be joining the FOOSA faculty for 2019.