David Wuersig

David Wuersig
David Wuersig
Adjunct Faculty
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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David Wuersig started his music education at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. He earned his BM and MM (with Honors) at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He has studied all of the stringed instruments with several acclaimed teachers including Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, Louis Bergonzi, and Phyllis Young.

David has performed on string bass with several orchestras including the Civic Symphony, Chicago Metropolitan Symphony, Skokie Valley Symphony, and the Northwest Symphony. He studied string bass from Chicago Symphony members Radivoh Lah, and Stephen Lester. David currently performs regularly with the Wheaton Symphony and the Harper College Symphony. He teaches private students on all stringed instruments at his home studio in Schaumburg.

In 1974 Mr. Wuersig began what would be a long career in the River Forest Illinois public schools. In those forty years the instrumental music program grew from two performing groups to three orchestras, three bands and two jazz bands. His Senior Orchestra garnered top ratings from its twice-yearly competitive adjudications, and high praise from the music staff at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, and the area high school orchestra directors his students attended.

Over the years several of David's students have gone on to careers in music as performers and teachers. In 2014, as a salute to David upon his retirement, his former students and community members came together to perform a reunion concert in his honor.

  • MMMusic Education — Roosevelt University
  • BMMusic Education — Roosevelt University