Music Director - Conductor
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"David Oertel’s handling of the orchestra
set a new standard…”
The Greensboro News and Record
"Under David Oertel's baton, the orchestra
feelingly render every wonderful note in
this work. "
The High Point Enterprise
“The orchestra, under David Oertel, does
an excellent job of negotiating the jazzy
rhythms and blues tinged harmonies of
The Triad Style
"Gifted Dr. David Oertel...led a tremendous
program, especially the Elgar Variations:
superbly rich, gorgeous, going straight to
my heart." The Wimberley View
N E W S
The American Prize announces David Oertel wins 3rd place in Orchestral Programming in 2020.
David Oertel wins 1st place in The American Prize 2019 in Orchestral Programming.
David Oertel and Jonathan Green co-author Choral-Orchestral Repertoire: A Conductor's Guide: Omnibus Edition (2019).
David Oertel is co-author with David Daniels and David Rahbee for the 6th edition of Daniels' Orchestral Music. Book is due out 2022. They also actively add content to the website: Daniels-Orchestral.com
The 2020-2021season is Oertel's eighth season with the Starlight Symphony Orchestra and his 11th season with the Austin Philharmonic.
February 2018: David Oertel announced as a semi-finalist for 2017-2018 The American Prize in Orchestral Programming.
July 2017: Starlight Symphony Orchestra performed again to thousands for the July4th concert at the Hays Performing ArtsCenter in Kyle.
Oct 2015: The Austin Flute Choir with