David 'Cookie' Koch is an orchestral trumpeter, content creator, and an avid brass bander. He is a member of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Five Lakes Silver Band, and Five Speed Brass Quintet. Prior to his appointments in his home state of Michigan he was the acting principal trumpet of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada for the 2017/2018 season.
Concurrent with his active playing schedule, David makes videos in his home studio. Focusing on works written by living composers, these videos range from solos with sampled accompaniments to multitracks including tenor horn, bass trumpet, and euphonium. These videos are published to his YouTube channel and Cookie’s Music on Facebook. David is an Artist in Association with Brookwright Music, creating videos to promote their publications. He is also a co-founder and co-director of the Trumpeter’s Multi-Track Competition - a unique competition established in 2021 for the advancement of the art of multitracking.
David earned his Master of Music degree studying with Paul Merkelo at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. While there he performed with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Montreal Symphony Orchestra), Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra), Pronto Musica, Griffon Brass Band, and attended Music Academy of the West.
While earning his Bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), he won the 10th Annual CIMVO Trumpet Competition in L’Olleria, Spain and the 11th International Trumpet Seminar Competition at GVSU. He was also a finalist in the First International Trumpet Competition at the Meppener Blechbläsertage in Meppen, Germany; the First International Trumpet Conference in Łódź, Poland; and in the 10th International Trumpet Seminar Competition at GVSU.
In his free time, David enjoys DIY projects, making custom finger button inlays for instruments, modifying trumpets, and spending time working outside.
David is a performing artist for Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns.
David plays mouthpieces made by Vennture Mouthpieces.
David records using a Barkley Microphones Infinity ribbon microphone.