DAVID SACKMANN: David Sackmann, a composer originally from Endicott, WA and currently based out of Eugene, OR, has written music for choral groups, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and wind ensemble. A graduate of Gonzaga University (B.A., magna cum laude, Music-Composition Emphasis) David is currently pursuing a M.M. in music composition at the University of Oregon. His works have been performed by the Gonzaga University Wind Symphony, the American Creators Chorus, the Gonzaga University Wind Symphony Percussion Ensemble, as well as many other 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.
Along with his work as a composer, David is the acting director of The TaiHei Ensemble, (pronounced “tie-hey”) a new music ensemble based in Eugene, Oregon looking to facilitate, explore, and enhance dialogue between cultures through the creation and performance of world music
Three Representative Works: Inland Fanfare (2013) Gonzaga University Wind Symphony, Robert Spittal, Conductor, Sancta Maria (2013) American Creators Chorus under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, Salve Regina (2012)
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Oregon Connection: David currently lives in Eugene while pursuing his master's degree in music composition.