David Gier

Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2017; term ends November 2020

David Gier is Director of the School of Music and Erich Funke Professor at the University of Iowa. He also serves in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development as a faculty research fellow, and in that role, works on initiatives that support arts and humanities research and creative activity. He teaches trombone performance and brass chamber music, and taught for six years at Baylor University before coming to Iowa in 1995. An active orchestral and chamber musician, clinician and adjudicator, Professor Gier has performed and presented at many colleges, universities, and professional conferences, including the International Trombone Festival, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Music Educators’ National Conference, and the New York Brass Symposium. He performs regularly with the Iowa Brass Quintet and the Quad City Symphony. His recording of mixed chamber music featuring trombone was released on the Albany Records label in 2007. From 1990-2008, Professor Gier performed as principal trombone of the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann.

Professor Gier was first elected to the Commission on Accreditation in 2014.

Professor Gier is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University.

Updated December 2017