The Anderson University School of Music has selected David R. Coolidge to receive the 2011 Outstanding Music Alumni Award and will honor him during its Homecoming Concert, Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Ind.
Born in Anderson, Ind., Coolidge graduated from Anderson University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in applied music. He went on to earn a Master of Music in trumpet performance from Indiana University and in 1989 began an 11-year career at Walt Disney World, performing with EPCOT's renowned ensemble Future Corps.
Since moving to Arizona in 2000, Coolidge has become an active freelance musician in Phoenix and a "first-call" trumpet with artists ranging from The Temptations to Mannheim Steamroller. He performs with Broadway musicals, touring celebrity acts, local big bands, church orchestras, Top-40/R&B/Latin bands, chamber brass groups, and studio recording sessions.
The Homecoming Concert on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Park Place Church of God is free and open to the public.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.