David Holsinger was born in Hardin, Missouri, December 26, 1945. His compositions have won four major competitions, including a two time ABA Ostwald Award. His compositions have also been finalists in both the DeMoulin and Sudler competitions. He holds degrees from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Holsinger has completed course work for DMA at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The composer has been honored by Gustavus Adolphus College with the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate for lifetime achievement in composition and the Gustavus Fine Arts Medallion, the divisions highest honor, designed and sculpted by renowned artist, Paul Granlund. After 16 years of service to Shady Grove Church, Grand Prairie, Texas, as Composer-in-Residence, Holsinger and his wife, Winona, now call Cleveland, Tennessee home, where the composer serves as Director of the Lee University Wind Ensemble. From this beautiful area in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Holsinger continues to travel extensively as a conductor and clinician throughout the United States.