David Cramer, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1981, as Assistant Principle, and became the Associate Principal Flute in 1984. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received his BM degree, his teachers have included Murray Panitz, William Hebert, Barbara Peterson, and James Pappoutsakis. He also played in Master Classes with Marcel Moyse. He has participated in the Tanglewood Festival and the Central City Colorado Opera Festival. Before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra he was a member of the Montreal and Pittsburgh Symphonies. He is a frequent chamber-music performer in the Philadelphia area, and has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony, the West Jersey Chamber Symphony, the Main Line Symphony, and the Temple University Orchestra. Mr. Cramer has served on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, the New School of Music, and the National Orchestral Institute, and has been an adjunct faculty member of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University since 1986.