Fullmer, David C
Director of Bands
Last Updated: 8/27/14 -


Dr. David C. Fullmer is Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education at Utah Valley University. He served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands at California State University, Fresno and as Assistant Marching Band Director at Brigham Young University. He was Director of Bands at Pleasant Grove High School and Timpview High School in Utah for twenty-five years where his Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles and Marching Bands earned regional and national reputations for excellence. He is President-elect of the Western Division (AZ, CA, HI,  NV, UT) of the National Association for Music Education and has served as President of the Utah Music Educators Association. He has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence, Mid West Clinic Medal of Honor, Utah Music Educators Association Outstanding Music Educator Award & Superior Accomplishment Award, Utah High School Activities Association Outstanding Music Educator Award, and featured twice on the cover of “School Band and Orchestra Magazine.” His dissertation, “A Comparison of the Wind Band Writing of Three Contemporary Composers: Karel Husa, Timothy Broege, and Cindy McTee,” comprises three chapters of “A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Vol. 1” published by Meredith Music. He earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington. His Masters and Bachelor degrees in Music Education were earned at Brigham Young University. He has studied conducting with Glenn Williams, Ralph Laycock, Don Peterson, Clyn Barrus, David Blackinton, Peter Eros, and Timothy Salzman.  David and his wife Natalie have two daughters, Hilary and Jasmine and a son-in-law Peter.