2010Dodi Li • Psalm 23   2006May the Words honorable mention
David M. Pinansky has been composing for more than 30 years. Born in Portland, Maine, he has an undergraduate degree in music from Colby College and a law degree from New England School of Law in Boston. In addition to his instrumental works, he has composed works for the synagogue which have been heard in services and performances throughout the country. In 1982 he was the Grand Prize winner of the Second Biennial Jewish Composers Contest held at Temple Sinai of Sharon, Mass. He was a commissioned composer for the 1986 national convention of the American Conference of Cantors and Temple Guild Musicians. In 1988, the Texas Bach Choir premiered his new setting of L’Cha Dodi. In 1996, he was guest artist at the Greater Baltimore Cantors Association. In 2001, he was in residence for the Reston Chorale’s Seasonal Celebration concert in Reston, VA. In 2005, he was guest composer for the Sabbath of Song at Temple Emanu El in Houston, TX. His May the Words received honorable mention in Shalshelet’s 2006 Festival. He is a member of the Guild of Temple Musicians and is an occasional cantorial soloist at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. In his day job he is Counsel in the Legal Division of the Federal Deposit Insurance