David Sawatzky is an avid choral director and singer, having been a member of some of Canada’s premier choral ensembles. As a singer he has been a member of such ensembles as Calgary’s Luminous Voices, Edmonton’s Pro Coro Canada, as well as The Winnipeg Singers and Canzona. After receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, David spent several years as Assistant Professor of Music at Bluffton University in Ohio. Most recently, David was the Artistic Director of Pembina Trails Voices in Winnipeg. His award winning PTV choir Cantemus received 2nd place for the George S. Matheson award in the National Music Festival in both 2015 and 2016. His choirs have toured extensively, with performances in Brazil, China, and Cuba.
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Choral Conducting and Literature
Master of Music (M.Mus.), Choral Conducting
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), Voice
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), Church Music