Leland Forsblad is a composer, performer, and music educator born and raised near Fresno, California. He served as a combat pilot in World War II, and was a POW for two years, writing music for the Stalag band, chorus, and orchestra. Upon his return to the states, he began his graduate work in composition at the University of Southern California while working in radio and motion pictures as an instrumentalist and composer. Mr. Forsblad taught choral music in the Fresno schools for nearly 30 years and has hundreds of published works for chorus, band, and orchestra. He is presently retired and writing music for the educational field.