Robert Hendrickson, a native of the Pacific Northwest, has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Washington. He has taught all aspects of music, with a concentration in middle school band and choir. With interest and experience in orchestral music, his use of harmony is rooted in the sounds of the late Romantic period. Drawing upon a love for composing and teaching, he uses both to create concert pieces that add to classroom instruction. Mr. Hendrickson currently resides in Springfield, Missouri with his wife Melissa. With study under John Prescott and Michael Murray, A Master of Music in Composition is expected from Missouri State University in 2008. He has been active in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and Missouri State Fine Arts Grade-Level-Expectation Writing Committee.