Dr. David Sawatzky is an avid choral director and singer, having been a member of some of Canada’s premier choral ensembles.  David is the founder and Artistic Director of Exaudi Chamber Choir based in Steinbach, Manitoba, and the Vice President of the Eastman Choral Association where he directs the Community Chorus.  As a singer he has been a member of such ensembles as Calgary’s Luminous Voices, Edmonton’s Pro Coro Canada, as well as The Winnipeg Singers and Canzona. After receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, he spent several years as Assistant Professor of Music at Bluffton University in Ohio. After returning to Winnipeg, David spent time as Associate Professor of Music at Providence University College and as Artistic Director of Pembina Trails Voices. Under his direction, the award winning PTV choir Cantemus received 2nd place for the George S. Matheson award in Canada’s National Music Festival in both 2015 and 2016. His choirs have toured extensively, with performances in Brazil, China, and Cuba.