Trumpeter Davy DeArmond has performed extensively in all genres throughout the United States. He has performed with a diverse group of ensembles including the Charleston Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, Washington Symphonic Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, Brass of the Potomac, and the Great Noise Ensemble.
Dr. DeArmond currently serves as trumpet instrumentalist and section leader with the United States Naval Academy Band. In this position, he leads the Brass Quintet and the Brass Ensemble, has performed regularly with the Concert Band, Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, the New Orleans-style brass band "Crabtowne Stompers" as well as several ceremonial and marching units and has recorded and has toured nationally with many of these groups. He is also co-principal trumpet of the International Chamber Orchestra of Washington. Recent recitals and masterclasses include the US Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Music Festival, the Armed Forces School of Music, Maryland Trumpet Day, Towson Brass Day, James Madison University, Northwestern State University, and others.
As an educator, he holds faculty positions at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, Washington College and Anne Arundel Community College. He has also instructed students at the University of Kentucky, West Knoxville School of the Arts, in his private studio and is a Founding Teacher for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. His has published academic articles including many in the International Trumpet Guild Journal.
Davy earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky studying with Mark Clodfelter. He holds a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance at Mannes College of Music in New York City with Robert Sullivan and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee with Dr. Cathy Leach. Additionally, he studied with Ray Mase and Kevin Cobb during three summer seasons at the Aspen Music Festival as well as Tina Erickson and his father, David DeArmond
Awards include the Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award, the Performance Award from Mannes College of Music, winner of the Columbia Bach Society Concerto competition, Tennessee Trumpet Competition, Celebration of Excellence Competition and finalist of the National Trumpet Competition.