Dr. Gary D. Belshaw is a retired as Professor of Music Composition. He was 13 years in the studio of internationally renowned composer Mary Jeanne vanAppledorn. His compositions have been performed by the U.S Naval Academy Band, the Houston Symphonic Band, the Texas Tech Symphonic Winds and Symphony Orchestra, the Wayland Baptist University International Choir and their Pioneer Band, and by Don Lucas, Richard Fountain, Brenda Wristen, Sandra M. Mosteller, Kimberly Brown, and the USNA Trombone quartet. His first opera has been produced 20 times nationally and seen 31 performances. He adjudicates student compositions for local chapters of the Texas Music Teachers Association. He has almost 150 titles published on Sheet Music Plus Press.