Dr. William Harbinson is a Professor of Music Theory at Appalachian State University. He has received eight Editor’s Choice Awards (Pepper Music Catalog) that identify “the very best of the new music available.” His works for band appear on the contest/festival literature lists of several states. His symphonic work, Kallalanta won the Merle J. Isaac Senior Composition Competition in 2007. His concert band work, All The Starry Band was awarded the 2006 Hinda Honigman Cup from the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs, and his symphonic orchestra work, Lake Dance received the same award in 2011. His composition for brass and percussion, The Maestro’s Flourish won the Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare Competition in 2005. He received the 100 Scholars Award from Appalachian State University (2008) signifying his sustained record of creative activity. He received a UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching College Award in 2014. Phi Mu Alpha presented him with the Orpheus Award (2009) for his significant and lasting contributions to music in America.