Fullmer, David C
Director of Bands
Last Updated: 7/1/15 -


Dr. David C. Fullmer has taught instrumental music for 28 year. He is currently Director of Bands and 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. He was the Director of the 250 member Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band and Assistant Director of the 225 member Brigham Young University Courgar Marching Band.

Dr. Fullmer served as conductor for the Utah Valley State College Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. He was Director of Bands at Timpview High School in Utah for twenty-one years where his Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles, and Marching Bands earned regional and national reputations for excellence. In 1994, Timpview was the first band from Utah to perform at the prestigious Mid West Clinic in Chicago. He is the President 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.

Dr. Fullmer 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, National Federation of High School Activities Association Western States Section Outstanding Music Educators Award, Ray Smith Music Educator of the Year, PTA State Golden Apple, Freedom's Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, Red Cross Edcator Hero and featured twice on the cover of "School Band and Orchestra Magazine." His dissertation, "A Comparison of the Wind Band Writing of Three Contemporary Composerts: Karen 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.

Dr. Fullmer 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 Wolfley.