Jeffrey S. Bishop is currently the director of orchestras and division coordinator of fine arts at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee Mission, Kansas,a suburb of Kansas City. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the American String Teachers Association, the American Composers Forum, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Jeffrey has presented sessions at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and the American String Teachers Association National Convention. He is in demand as a clinician, conductor, and composer across the country. His articles have appeared in the first three volumes of the GIA Publication Teaching Orchestra through Performance, the Instrumentalist magazine, and Orchestra News. Mr. Bishops compositions for string orchestra, full orchestra, concert band, and choir have been commissioned and performed in the United States, Mexico, and throughout Europe. The recipient of the 1997 National School Orchestra Association Composition Contest Award with his Symphony for Strings No. 1, Bishop has nearly one hundred pieces published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, and C-Alan Publications. He has appeared as a conductor/clinician for regional and state orchestras in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, and OregonJeffrey is currently completing coursework toward a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (Music Education Cognate) at Kansas State University. He earned his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from WSU in 1995 and graduated with his B.S. in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1993.