David O'Fallon has been writing and arranging music since the age of 10. At Northern Illinois University, where he received degrees in Elementary Education and Music Theory and Composition, Dave was the staff arranger for the legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble. He has been a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra as a percussionist and as a violist, and he has been a member of the bass section of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. He is frequently called upon to augment the percussion section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has made some 20 recordings and a number of tours. Dave has been the recipient of four commissions from the Chicago chapter of the American String Teachers Association to write contemporary music specifically suited to younger players.