Composer David Lantz III is a full time vocal music teacher in a public school system in Pennsylvania. He is also a prolific composer of sacred and secular choral music, with approximately five hundred published compositions with many major publishers across the United States. He has written for orchestra, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and chamber groups. In addition, he is also an accomplished music editor and engraver, church choir director, and regularly performing bassist/vocalist in the pop and jazz idioms. He resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife, composer Marti Lunn Lantz, and is the father of five musical children, ages twelve to twenty‑five.