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 score."
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


The 6th edition of Daniels' Orchestral Music is expected early 2022. Co-Authors are David Daniels, David Oertel, and David Rahbee. Content added monthly to the website:

The American Prize announces David Oertel takes 2rd place in Orchestral Programming in 2021. He was awarded 3rd place in 2020 and 1st place in 2019. 

David Oertel and Jonathan Green co-author Choral-Orchestral Repertoire: A Conductor's Guide: Omnibus Edition (2019).

The 2021-2022 season is Oertel's ninth season with the Starlight Symphony Orchestra and his 12th season with the Austin Philharmonic. 

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

Oertel Conducting, performed for over

2,000 school children for the Georgetown

Symphony Society's music enrichment program.