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David Schoenbrun, bass

David is currently a member of Symphony Silicon Valley, and played in the bass section of the former San Jose Symphony since 1977. He continues to maintain an active career as a freelance musician and performs with many Bay Area groups, including San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras, Theatreworks, and as Principal Bass with the Marin Symphony.

His activities have included recording film scores and other projects at various studios -- especially Skywalker Ranch -- and playing many of the Broadway musicals that have visited San Francisco since 1982, including five years with Phantom of the Opera.

In keeping with his interests in musical theater, he helped found the Theater Musicians Association in 1993 and served on its first national board of directors. He was recently elected president of the San Francisco Musicians Union and engaged by the American Federation of Musicians as a negotiator in their Symphonic Services Division.

David is also a licensed psychotherapist and lives in San Mateo with his wife Helen and their two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Rachel.




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