David Sackmann has written music for opera, choral groups, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and wind ensemble, as well as collaborative work with dance groups and other artists. His works have been performed by Esteli Gomez, the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Gonzaga University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble, the American Creators Chorus, as well as various chamber groups. Along with composing, David has also performed as a percussionist with various orchestral groups and bands and has conducted the premiers of a number of his works. David holds a M.Mus. in music composition from the University of Oregon and a B.A. from Gonzaga University. His composition teachers have included David Crumb, Robert Kyr, and Kevin Waters. Originally from the Inland Northwest, David is currently based out of Spokane, WA. David is currently an adjunct music teacher at Gonzaga University, and has formerly served as the director of the TaiHei Ensemble and assistant director of the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.