Dave Cazier is in his 13th year as the Director of Choral Instruction at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. Dave directs the CBC Concert and Chamber Choirs, two vocal jazz groups, Desertones and FreeForm, and also teaches History of Jazz and private voice. Dave is well known as an outstanding vocal jazz arranger. His vocal jazz ensembles have received numerous awards regionally and nationally. Dave is a native of Southeastern Washington. He is a 1981 graduate of Pasco High and began his college studies at Columbia Basin College. Dave completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Central Washington University, as well as his Masters, emphasizing studies in Music Education and Choral Composition. Dave taught music for two years in Quincy, WA, and one year at Rogers High School in Spokane. Dave was recognized as Rogers High School's "Teacher of the Year" by its faculty and staff in 1993. Dave frequently serves as a choral/vocal clinician at a variety of Large Group, Solo/Ensemble contests and jazz festivals throughout the Western United States.