David C. Horton, composer, performer, and dancer, is a native of Southern California. He earned his B.M. in Composition and Keyboard Studies at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) in 2008, and his M.M. in Composition and Dance from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) in 2011.David has performed with several prominent Pacific Northwest ensembles and programs, including PLU's Choir of the West, the Oregon Bach Festival the Composers Symposium (Eugene, OR) and he has been a featured dancer in multiple venues. His compositions cover an expansive scope of instrumentation, from solo and chamber music to symphonic compositions and electronic music. David has composed for and collaborated with professional musicians, choreographers, and ensembles. His music has been described as, an immense gathering of emotions; highly diverse, textural, ethereal, vibrant, and powerful. As a dancer, David strives to incorporate dynamic and gestural energy in both composition and performance.