Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

David Philip Reesman, Concertmaster

David Philip Reesman joins the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster for its 67th season! He has performed with numerous symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Athens, Lansing, Midland, and Traverse Symphony Orchestras. He has also served as concertmaster for the Ad Libitum Chamber Orchestra at Michigan State University and performed the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Expanding beyond his classical training and orchestral experience, Reesman explores a range of musical genres, incorporates electronics, and writes and records original music to share with modern listeners.

Reesman is as committed to music education as he is to his own pursuit of musical expression. For ten years, he served as Director of Orchestras at Brookwood High School, impacting thousands of students across five superior-rated orchestras, with the most advanced ensemble earning an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall. He currently teaches orchestra at Druid Hills Middle School (and enjoys it, despite years of emphatically declaring he would “never teach middle school!”). Reesman also contributes to string pedagogy on a national level through the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Eclectic Styles Committee and his work as a presenter, clinician, and adjudicator.

With a diverse background spanning classical and contemporary styles, Reesman has established himself as a versatile artist and teacher with a unique voice.  By pairing impeccable instrumental proficiency and a passion for teaching, David Philip Reesman continues to inspire and empower the next generation of musicians to make their mark in music and upon the world.