David Winkler will lead this year’s EXPO Orchestra Retreat. Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument can be a part of this group. In addition to the plenary sessions everyone shares at the Renewing Worship EXPO, the orchestra will rehearse together during the three breakout sessions on Saturday. Registrants will receive PDFs of their parts to print out or load on their tablets prior to coming to the retreat. In addition to their music, participants will also bring their instrument and music stand with them. The orchestra will accompany one choral piece and play one feature song in the closing celebration.
David Winkler has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in music for over 40 years.
A graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he has served as pianist, orchestra director, and minister of music in churches in Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
A composer, arranger and orchestrator with several hundred published pieces, Mr. Winkler served on the orchestration design committees for five major hymnals. He has been a guest conductor/clinician for several major music conferences, and he has twice been nominated for a Dove award for Best Instrumental Recording for his collaborations with Fletch Wiley.
As an educator, he has taught piano and guitar privately, and was an adjunct faculty member at Williamson Christian College and Trevecca Nazarene University. He is also a long-time member of the Metro Instrumental Directors Conference.
After living many years in Nashville, Tennessee, followed by a season in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, David and his wife, Cathi, have returned to their native Texas, where they make their home in Dripping Springs, just west of Austin. Presently David is also serving as the orchestra director at Great Hills Baptist Church in north Austin. The Winklers have four adult children and four grandchildren.
Check out David’s website at www.davidwinkler.com