Kathy L. Fishburn received her degrees from Sherwood School of Music and West Texas State University. She has taught orchestra in Texas for many years and is currently the Orchestra Director at Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas. Kathy is the Executive Director of the Greater Southwest Music Festival.Ms. Fishburn is a former president of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. As a member of TMAA, she has judged orchestra contests throughout Texas and its surrounding states. She is a former president of the Texas Unit of the American String Teachers Association.Ms. Fishburn has served as a conductor for many TMEA All-Region Orchestras on the junior high and high school levels, as well as All-State Orchestras. She has many published arrangements and compositions for string orchestra and is an ASCAP Composer Award recipient.