The orchestra retreat has been canceled. Those who registered for this retreat will be hearing from us with options for a refund or transfer to another registration type.

Composer, arranger and orchestrator, David Winkler, will be leading a retreat for orchestral players at this year’s Renewing Worship EXPO. Any players that would like to participate can sign up for the retreat. They will receive music ahead of time to get familiar with and then join with players from across the state for a day of awesomeness!

Retreat participants will join with all others for an opening and closing worship session. The rest of the day they will be working together on the orchestra music.

David Winkler

Orchestra Retreat Leader

David Winkler has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in music for over 40 years. A graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he has served as pianist, orchestra director, and minister of music in churches in Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. A composer, arranger and orchestrator with several hundred published pieces, Mr. Winkler served on the orchestration design committees for five major hymnals. He has been a guest conductor/clinician for several major music conferences, and he has twice been nominated for a Dove award for Best Instrumental Recording for his collaborations with Fletch Wiley.

As an educator, he has taught piano and guitar privately, and was an adjunct faculty member at Williamson Christian College and Trevecca Nazarene University. He is also a long-time member of the Metro Instrumental Directors Conference.

After living many years in Nashville, Tennessee, followed by a season in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, David and his wife, Cathi, have returned to their native Texas, where they make their home in Dripping Springs, just west of Austin. Presently David is also serving as the music associate at Great Hills Baptist Church in north Austin. The Winklers have four adult children and four grandchildren.

The Renewing Worship EXPO offers equipping and inspiration for everyone in your worship ministry. Learn more here.