Scott Pfitzinger has been composing, directing, and/or playing handbells (especially bass) since the early 1990s. He was composer-in-residence for Embellish Handbell Ensemble in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Circle City Ringers in Indianapolis, Indiana, and now the Great River Ringers in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 2010 he graduated summa cum laude from Butler University in Indianapolis with a M.M. in music composition. He works as a librarian at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and recently had a major reference book published, called Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of [over 17,000] Composers, their Teachers, and Their Students.