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 takes 3rd place in Orchestral Programming in 2020. This is a coveted, nationwide contest.
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