David O’Fallon has been composing and arranging music since the age of ten. At Northern Illinois University where he received degrees in Education and Music Theory and Composition, David was the staff arranger for the legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble. His background as a
performer includes working for many years in Chicago as a free-lance percussionist and as a frequently-called extra and substitute percussionist for the Chicago Symphony with whom he has toured and recorded extensively. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition at the University of Kentucky and has taught at a number of colleges and universities in Illinois and Florida. Having taken up the viola at a relatively late age, David has since been commissioned four times by the Chicago chapter of the American String Teachers Association to create new compositions specifically suited to developing string ensembles.