David Dahl is an American composer, organist and teacher. M.A., A.A.G.O, he is Professor of Music and University Organist Emeritus from Pacific Lutheran University, where he served for thirty years. He continues in his 36th year as the Director of Music Ministries (choir, organ, concert series) at Christ Church, Episcopal, in Tacoma, Washington. He has been active as recitalist, workshop leader and consultant for over forty years. Together with Glenn D. White, he formed Olympic Organ Builders (Seattle) in 1962, to represent two German tracker organ builders, and later for a brief time to open a shop to build twelve tracker instruments under the Olympic name. Dahl has performed for national conventions of both the AGO and OHS. Together with Joseph Adam, he is currently co-chair of the OHS national convention to be held in the Seattle/Tacoma region July 14-19, 2008. He has been a major influence within the Pacific Northwest Region for the revival of encased mechanical action organs since the early 1960s.
As a composer, David Dahl's published works for organ (through Augsburg-Fortress) include the soon-to-be-released A Scandinavian Suite for Organ. Although in partial retirement, he taught organ at The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, during the fall of 2004.