David Walters is an international award-winning composer currently in pursuit of a DMA in choral conducting and composition at Louisiana State University. He serves as a Graduate Assistant and Instructor of Choral Conducting at LSU and as Chancel Choir Director at the University Presbyterian Church. He is a former member of the Portland State Chamber Choir and holds both an MM in Choral Conducting and a BM in Music Composition from Portland State University. In the decade prior to his LSU graduate studies, David held the position of Assistant Conductor for ISing Choir in Beaverton, OR and served on its Board of Directors. A passionate advocate for new music, David has coordinated two successful Choral Symposia at Louisiana State University and established a Composer-in-Residence program at University Presbyterian Church. David has also commissioned ten composers to write contemporary monody for an upcoming project in Fall 2022.