David McCurley was born in and has lived most of his life in Cherokee County, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University, studying horn with the renowned horn pedagogue Dr. William Capps. David has also studied privately with other teachers in the Atlanta area including Brice Andrus, Principal Horn of the ASO and Thomas Witte, the long time second horn of the ASO. In addition to the Rome Symphony, he performs with other orchestras and chamber ensembles in the metro Atlanta area and regularly performs as a member of a church orchestra. David is the father of three Horn playing children, two of which have pursued music and Horn to the University level. He lives in Woodstock with his Horn tolerant wife, Valerie.