David Chambliss

David Chambliss


Percussion Instructor

Office Phone Number Davis Hall

David G. Chambliss,  principal percussionist and charter member, has performed with the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra since its establishment 40 years ago.  He received formal training under the tutelage of the founder and director of the orchestra, Dr. F. Nathaniel Gatlin.

Mr. Chambliss received the Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia State University and the Masters degree from Ohio State University.  He was Director of Bands and taught instrumental music for more than 30 years in the Petersburg Public Schools.

David is currently instructor, clinician, adjudicator, master class musician and director of the VSU Percussion Ensemble at Virginia State University.  Additionally, he is very active throughout the community performing with the orchestra, directing church choirs and teaching private music lessons.